Leonie Drummond is a direct descendant of William Cooper. With pride and a wealth of information about the legacy of her Great Grandfather, Leonie represents the family for the William Cooper Institute Indigenous Advisory Council, Monash University; and the William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines’ League reference group. She lives and works in Shepparton as a Koorie Education Worker at St Annes College Shepparton.
Schooled at Cummergunga Mission, William Cooper went on to live a lifetime of activism, including protesting in the 1930s against Nazi Germany’s actions. Hear more about this extraordinary man from direct descendant of William Cooper, Leonie Drummond, museum curator, Kimberley Moulton and moderated by ABC journalist Daniel James.