Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contributionto indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.
Author, poet and illustrator Oodgeroo (formerly known as Kath Walker) of the tribe Noonuccal was born in 1920 on North Stradbroke Island in Queensland, where she lived and worked for most of her life. For many years she was active on behalf of the Aboriginal people in many parts of the world. She died in 1993. Other published works by Oodgeroo include We are Going (poetry, 1964), The Dawn is at Hand (poetry, 1966), and Stradbroke Dreamtime (stories, 1972).