Vilma Ryan spent her early years in Bagtown – a community near the Cowra Aboriginal missions. She left school at 14 but later put herself through TAFE. She then set about improving education for her people. She was on the board of the Murrawina Preschool for Aboriginal children in Redfern and one of four people Charlie Perkins sent to Santa Fe Indian School to learn how to establish an Aboriginal high school, which they did. For full story click here.