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Damian Amamoo

Damian Amamoo was born in Southport on the Gold Coast in Queensland in1970.

Damian's father Sam is a proud member of the 'Fanti Tribe' from Ghana in West Africa and came to Australia
in 1963 after receiving a scholarship to study a Science degree at Adelaide University.

Damian's mother Diana Wilson studied English at Adelaide University. Her father,Cecil Norman Wilson fought in the 9th Infantry, Second Seventh Division in the Middle East at El Alamein, and later again in Borneo as a gunner. Cecil's brother, Rex Kerslake Wilson was a flying ace pilot in the airforce and was shot down at the age of 21 in North Africa. He died of his wounds and there is a memorial cross for him at the Military Cemetary in Alexandria, Egypt. He was decorated with a distinguished flying medal for his flying skill and bravery.  

Damian was school captain at Prince Alfred College and an elected member for the City of Prospect for 8 years.

Damian has a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies, a Masters of Communication Management and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Technology Sydney.

 Damian has written and co-written more than sixty social comics and children's story books about health and wellness for Indigenous communities across Australia over a twelve year period. Damian is also  a media strategist & film producer/director.


Elsie Amamoo

Elsie Amamoo is a proud Cubbi Cubbi an Durumbal Aboriginal woman from QLD who has held Administration roles with Mining companies such as Newmont Mining and Oxiana.  

Elsie has also worked in community development as a Cultural Instructor at one of Australia’s best-known Museums. 

Elsie has held board appointments with the Australia Day Council Committee, Multicultural Organisations and has represented Australia's Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission at an International forum.

More recently, Elsie travelled to Israel for the Australian Light Horse Centenary to honour her great grandfather 'Frank Fisher's' contribution to the successful charge that won the war for Australia and her allies at Beersheba in WW1. 

Elsie is highly skilled in dealing with people and groups, and supports the organisation with her insights about public relations and community engagement.   

Elsie and Damian have published and donated more that 250,000 social comic books or comics with messages to the Australian community over the last 20 years and have both worked hard to improve outcomes for Indigenous and non Indigenous peoples.