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How I became the first Aboriginal person in Australia to lead a national education organisation
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Bronwyn FredericksBronwyn Fredericks
In this paper, Bronwyn Fredericks reflects on how, in 1997, she became the National President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations Inc. (CAPA). The paper describes the election process faced by Fredericks, and identifies some of her key achievements during her time as National President. In becoming the National President, Bronwyn became the first Aboriginal person in Australia to lead a national education organisation. The story within the paper is told from the author's autobiographical memory, drawing on the cultural, social and political context in which the story and the author were (and are) situated (Wojecki 2007). In this way the story teller reveals story lines which have not previously been articulated (Wojecki 2007). Throughout this paper, Fredericks 're-stories' her experiences of leadership.