Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Young Woppaburra Woman Heads to Paris

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Young Woppaburra Woman Heads to Paris

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Byline: Christine McKee christine.mckee@capnews.com.au

MORE than 100 years after eight-year-old Woppaburra child Fred Ross was forcibly removed from Great Keppel Island to Fraser Island, his great, great granddaughter has been selected to represent Australia's indigenous youth at the World Climate Summit in Paris.

Jade Gould was the first person in her family to finish high school and is now studying a Master of Science degree at James Cook University.

She was selected as a delegate on behalf of SEED, Australia's first indigenous youth-led climate network, which stemmed from the Australian Climate Coalition.

"It hasn't all sunk in yet," Jade said as she prepares for her first overseas trip and the opportunity to engage with first nation people from around the world.

"It will be really interesting and a stepping stone in reaching the public about the importance of climate change.

"During my undergraduate studies in ecology, things came up that made me realise how important this issue is. …

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