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Faith THOMAS

Also known as: née Coulthard, Faith Thomas

Born: 22 January 1933

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

Played hockey as well as cricket.
1958 - First Aboriginal female Test cricketer to represent Australia in England.
Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, services to Aboriginal people.
1994 - Admitted to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hall of Fame.

Additional Information:

South Australian Aboriginal nurse.
2000 - Sydney Olympic games - participated in the Community Torch Relay.
2007 - Awarded the South Australian Premiers National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Award.


Resources

  • Image - Faith THOMAS

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Faith THOMAS.


  • References

    Quarrell, Lois. Windsors Achieve Outright Win. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    6 Wickets for NIL. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    Fast scoring by Windsors. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    First Bowler "Find" In Women's Cricket. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    Alice Team in S.A. Hockey Carnival. Centralian Advocate. date unknown:page unknown.

    Alice Hockey Teams Second in S.A. Country Carnival. Centralian Advocate. September 15, 1961:page unknown.

    Cockrill, Pauline. (1999). Healing the Heart: 60 Years of Alice Springs Hospital 1939-1999. Northern Territory, Australia: published by the author. Pages 92, 96.

    Faith Thomas. Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/message/... (2004, August 28).

    Argent, Peter. A story of Faith. The Koori Mail. November 30, 2005:page unknown.

    Gage, Nicola. Faith has achieved so much in her life. Transcontinental. January 7, 2009:8.

    ABC Television. "Message Stick Faith Thomas".

    Wikipedia. "Faith Thomas".

    The Australian Women's Register. "Thomas, Faith (1933 - )".

    Creative Spirits. “Order of Australia: Aboriginal winners”. accessed 4 August 2020.