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Anita Heiss is a Wiradjuri woman born and bred in the Sydney suburb of Matraville. Since receiving her Honours degree in History from UNSW, she has worked as editor of Aboriginal projects at Streetwise Comics, communications advisor for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, a member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and Deputy Director of the Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. In 2001 she became the first Indigenous student to graduate with a PhD from the University of Western Sydney. In 2002 she was awarded the New South Wales Premier's History Award.
Anita is the author of Sacred Cows. This book is no longer in print.