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James Wilson-Miller is from the Gringai clan of the Wonnarua Nation in the Hunter Valley, NSW. He grew up in Redfern, and he worked as the Curator of Koori History and Culture at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, for over 16 years.

James is an experienced teacher, a respected Koori historian and researcher, and author of the best-selling Koori: A Will to Win. He has been a member of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and former President of both the national Aboriginal Studies Association and the Aboriginal Education Council of NSW. He was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal for Services to the community and has represented his people for the Australia Council, ATSIC and Aboriginal Hostels.

Sydney Elders -  James Wilson-Miller
Portrait of James Wilson-Miller Image: Mervyn Bishop
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