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Catherine (Cathy) Freeman (1973–?)

Catherine (Cathy) Freeman

PUBLICATION: Cathy Freeman with Scott Gullan, Her Own Story, Penguin, Victoria, 2003 SEX: Female BIRTH DATE: 16 February 1973 BIRTH PLACE: Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland FIRST LANGUAGE: English SIGNIFICANT LOCALITIES: Mackay, Queensland: Cathy was born in Mackay, and grew up in a housing-commission on Burston Street. (p.4) Woorabinda: The Aboriginal mission three hours south-west of Mackay, where Cathy’s extended family lived. (p.6) Her father Norman Freeman moved to...

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