Nova Maree PERIS
Also known as: née Peris, Nova Peris-Kneebone
Born: 25 February 1971
Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: YesSpecial Achievements:
1996 - First Indigenous Australian to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
1997 - Named Young Australian of the Year.
2000 - First carrier of the Olympic flame on Australia Soil at Uluru, Northern Territoy.
1996 - Olympic hockey player (HockeyRoos).
1998 - Won Gold Medal in Athletics at Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur.
Author of her autobiography Nova - My Story (2003).
Audio - Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field -- Nova Peris
This audio profile of Nova Peris was produced in 2015 by 8CCC 102.1FM community radio station and the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. To hear more of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field series, please go to http://8ccc.com.au/category/ordinary-women-extraordinary-lives/.
Nikkivoss. Nova tells of hurt from racist taunts. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
Medal ‘dream comes true.’ newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
(no date). Nova Peris: “I’m a Grandma at 38!”. Womans Day, 32-33.
Nova shows how to do it. Northern Territory News. January 24, 1997:page unknown.
Nova shines in race debut. The Advertiser. February ?, 1997:page unknown.
Nova’s Alice visit put off. Centralian Advocate. March 14, 1997:page unknown.
Harleys rev up for Relay. Northern Territory News. March 31, 2000:8.
Cullen, Jenny. (2000, May). Mothers & daughters. Mother’s Day Special, no page numbers.
Urvet, Tina. Nova Young Aussie of Year. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
(Vol 118 No 7). Nova’s gold-medal life. Signs of the Times, 12-15.
(2001, January). The 10 most admired Australians of the Century. The Australian Women’s Weekly, 10. Albert Namatjira 1902-1959; 35, 42.
Mitchell, David and Juliet Phillips. (2003). This Is Your Life: True Stories of Great Australians. Sydney: Viking, pp. 247-249.
Golden girl Nova tells all in new book. Northern Territory News. April 2, 2003:page unknown.
Stehbens, Lee. Nova spreads word. Centralian Advocate. June 9, 2006:16.
McAsey, Jenny. The torch has been passed to Nova’s little girl. The Weekend Australian. May 12-13, 2007:51.
Australian of the Year Awards 2007, www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/pages/page138.asp; accessed 14 July 2006.
Nova Peris. (2015, January 15). Retrieved from http://www.alp.org.au/nova_peris.