Cheryl Leavy

Cheryl Leavy Cheryl Leavy is Kooma and Nguri and her Country is in central and western Queensland. An early career as a television and radio journalist with the ABC influenced a career long focus on the rights of First Nations peoples, including a current role in achieving land justice. She is the 2022 winner of Queensland Poetry Oodgeroo Noonuccal Prize for Indigenous Poetry.

Walk this page like Country

yilayi banggubuyal banggu ngaya mardin yidha ngunda they speak all country they speak our water to us yilayi gurdiny-maa made with fire, made with stone words carve like fire, like stone yilayi gurdiny-maa to sate and send gamu waalu yilayi …

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