Christine Christopherson born Darwin, Australia October 15, 1959. Aboriginal artist. Arrested for trespassing on aboriginal land at Jabiluka uranium mine, 1999; jailed 12 days and compensated.
“Our imprisonment demonstrates the fear of governments and mining companies, a fear born of a refusal to recognise the past. Ultimately we are going to jail because we have a different history. . . Jail is our predestined outcome." (Open letter, February 26, 1999, mirarr.net; photo burragong international artists)