Miriam Rose Ungumerr Baumann was born near Daly River, Northern Territory in 1950. At five years old she was placed in the care of her aunt and uncle and lived at police stations near Adelaide River. She was baptised a Catholic in 1965, began teacher training in 1968 and became the first qualified Aboriginal teacher in the Northern Territory. In 1988, she achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University and a Masters of Education Degree in 1999 focusing on the integration of traditional and western education for Aboriginal children and adults. She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate from Northern Territory University.
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