Meriki Onus

Meriki Onus

Meriki Onus is a Gunai and Gunditjmara woman. She is founder of Yarnda Consulting (an Indigenous-owned consultancy based in Melbourne), a writer, and Atlantic Fellow 2021. Meriki brings strong experience in the areas of policy and advocacy, research, and facilitation in Aboriginal community-controlled sectors. Before establishing Yarnda Consulting, Meriki worked in the legal sector for Aboriginal women’s rights for more than ten years. She is co-founder of Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance and Pay The Rent, a national initiative to distribute wealth on stolen land.

Meriki Onus reviews 'Black and Blue: A memoir of racism and survival' by Veronica Gorrie

October 2021, no. 436 22 September 2021
Meriki Onus reviews 'Black and Blue: A memoir of racism and survival' by Veronica Gorrie
Aunty Ronnie is a Kurnai and Gunditjmara woman. She is also a mother of three, a grandmother of two, and one of Australia’s most underrated comedians. Black and Blue, her autobiography, is an enthralling book set primarily in three places: Bung Yarnda, Morwell (Black), and the Queensland Police Service (Blue), where Aunty Ronnie served as a member for ten years. The title is a play on the old sa ... (read more)