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Zachary Penrith-Puchalski


Zachary Penrith-Puchalski was born in 1990 and is from the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung tribes. His grandfather, Burnum Burnum, was an Indigenous rights activist best known for planting the Aboriginal flag on the White Cliffs of Dover in England in 1988. Zachary currently lives in Melbourne and studies criminology and psychology at RMIT University, and plans to work in the justice and community services sector.

He has appeared on ABC TV’s You Can’t Ask That and works to support Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ Australians through various organisations, as well as providing workshops on identity for young people.

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