Nova Maree PERIS

Also known as: née Peris, Nova Peris-Kneebone

Born: 25 February 1971

Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes


  • Image - Nova Peris

    NPWHF collection

    Thanks to Chansey Paech for assistance with photo

  • Image - Nova Peris (left) and Governor-General Quentin Bryce (right) at the Nova Peris Girls' Academy in Darwin in February 2012

    20 February 2012 Author: Photographer for the Governor-General of Australia

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Nova Peris Quentin Bryce 2012.jpg

  • Audio - Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field -- Nova Peris

    This audio profile of Nova Peris was produced in 2015 by 8CCC 102.1FM community radio station and the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. To hear more of the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in their Field series, please go to http://8ccc.com.au/category/ordinary-women-extraordinary-lives/.

  • References

    Nikkivoss. Nova tells of hurt from racist taunts. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    Medal ‘dream comes true.’ newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    (no date). Nova Peris: “I’m a Grandma at 38!”. Womans Day, 32-33.

    Nova shows how to do it. Northern Territory News. January 24, 1997:page unknown.

    Nova shines in race debut. The Advertiser. February ?, 1997:page unknown.

    Nova’s Alice visit put off. Centralian Advocate. March 14, 1997:page unknown.

    Harleys rev up for Relay. Northern Territory News. March 31, 2000:8.

    Cullen, Jenny. (2000, May). Mothers & daughters. Mother’s Day Special, no page numbers.

    Urvet, Tina. Nova Young Aussie of Year. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.

    (Vol 118 No 7). Nova’s gold-medal life. Signs of the Times, 12-15.

    (2001, January). The 10 most admired Australians of the Century. The Australian Women’s Weekly, 10. Albert Namatjira 1902-1959; 35, 42.

    Mitchell, David and Juliet Phillips. (2003). This Is Your Life: True Stories of Great Australians. Sydney: Viking, pp. 247-249.

    Golden girl Nova tells all in new book. Northern Territory News. April 2, 2003:page unknown.

    Stehbens, Lee. Nova spreads word. Centralian Advocate. June 9, 2006:16.

    McAsey, Jenny. The torch has been passed to Nova’s little girl. The Weekend Australian. May 12-13, 2007:51.

    Australian of the Year Awards 2007, www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/pages/page138.asp; accessed 14 July 2006.

    Nova Peris. (2015, January 15). Retrieved from http://www.alp.org.au/nova_peris.

    Australian Women's Archives Project. "Nova Peris".

    Parliament of Australia. "First Speech".

    Wikipedia. "Nova Peris".

    Creative Spirits. “Order of Australia: Aboriginal winners”. accessed 4 August 2020.