Isabel Coe

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Isabel Edie Coe (1951 - 2012) was a Wiradjuri woman born at Erambie Mission near Cowra, and one of the most prominent Australian Aboriginal leaders.[1] She had a lead role in the running of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, and was the lead litigant in Isabel Coe v the Commonwealth, where she unsuccessfully tried to force the Australian government to recognise the sovereignty of the Wiradjuri nation.[2] She was the sister of prominent activist Jenny Munro.


  1. ^ Kerin, Lindy (12 November 2012). "'Determined' Aboriginal campaigner Isabel Coe dies". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
  2. ^ "Vale Isabel Coe — a tireless activist". Green Left Weekly. 17 November 2012.