Verity Burgmann born Sydney, Australia September 17, 1952. Professor of Political Science; socialist. Along with her sister Meredith Burgmann, arrested for running on field of Sydney Cricket Ground during the South African rugby team's Australian tour to protest apartheid, 1971. Opposed nuclear weapons; supported aboriginal rights.
Decried World War I as “the most pointless war of all time.” (“Workers against Warfare”; photo unimelb.edu.au)