Mum: Black Saint of Redfern

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Mum Shirl in a black and white photo.
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Get to know a prominent Indigenous women and beloved community advocate in this exhibition for NAIDOC Week

Shirley Smith, better known as Mum Shirl, was a Wiradjuri woman brought up by her grandparents in Cowra. Despite epilepsy hampering her ability to participate in Western education, she learned 16 Aboriginal languages and became a hugely influential social worker, humanitarian and community leader for Indigenous people in Sydney and beyond.

This exhibition at Cooee Art Gallery honours the life and works of Mum Shirl. There will be an official opening night on July 4, ahead of the NAIDOC Week celebrations.


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