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In 1958, Faith Thomas was the first Indigenous person to be selected to play cricket for her country, the first Indigenous woman to be selected to play any sport for Australia and she remains the only Aboriginal woman to play international cricket for Australia. Faith was born in the Nepabunna Aboriginal mission in South Australia in 1933. Her mother, Ivy, was a traditional Adnyamathana woman from the Flinders Ranges, her father a German migrant. Ivy felt this wasn't the atmosphere for her baby so she placed Faith in the hands of two missioners at the Colebrook Children's home at Quorn. It was the other children at Colebrook who gave Faith her name and contrary to the views of some, she always considered that hers was not the stolen generation, but rather the chosen generation. From the Message Stick series.

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