Aunty Vicky Duff is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. While she now calls Tassie home, she is originally from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. Her family (The Drummond Family) have lived on Thursday Island since the early 1900s, through the Pearling era, WWII, and post-war rebuilding.
Samantha is a Torres Strait Islander (Badu and Moa Islands) and Aboriginal (Wuthathi/Yadhaigana) woman. She is the author of Life Blong Ali Drummond and editor of Pamle: Torres Strait Islanders in Canberra. She has poetry and short stories published nationally and internationally and is the Treasurer, First Nations Australia Writers Network and Us Mob Writing Group. She is currently editing Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, due for publication by Black Inc. in 2024.