Faith Bandler


Faith Bandler (née Ida Lessing Mussing) born Tumbulgum, New South Wales September 27, 1918 (d. 2015). Australian of Vanuatu heritage; leader in referendum on aboriginal rights, 1967. Opposed Cold War and nuclear weapons; passport confiscated 10 years after visit to Eastern Europe, 1951. Recipient of Sydney Peace Foundation Award, 2000; Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 2005.


"We can change anything. We can make a just and peaceful world. History has shown that a genuine people's movement can move more than governments. It can move mountains." (1997, quote and photo World People's Blog)