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‘I felt ready’: Shelley Ware raises her voice against racism – The Age

Shelley Ware kept her word to her late father, South Australian Indigenous rights activist Bob Ware, and refrained for years from taking a public stand on racism.



As she grew up Ms Ware admired the trail-blazing work of her father, the first Aboriginal cadet to graduate as a South Australian police officer, enormously. But she respected his concern about the venom that may flow if she dared raise her voice.
“He made me promise I wouldn’t stand up, be vocal or speak up until any children I had were strong enough to handle the backlash that would come with that,” says Ms Ware, whose son is 13.
Shelley Ware, (far left) and the team from long-running cult h…

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