Linda Jean Burney
Linda Jean Burney was born in Leeton, Australia, which is part of the Wiradjuri nation. She worked as a teacher before becoming involved in the development and implementation of Aboriginal Education Policy, and in reconciliation. She headed the New South Wales Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the state's Department of Aboriginal Affairs before becoming the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 2003. In 2016, Burney became the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament.