Ken Wyatt, the member for Hasluck, WA, was the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives. He gave his maiden speech to Federal Parliament on Wednesday 29th September 2010.
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Indigenous People’s Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday celebrated in various localities in the United States, begun as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day. The purpose of the day is to promote[…]
25th October 2015 was the 30th anniversary of the return of Uluru to its traditional owners. For more information see http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-26/handback-of-uluru-to-traditional-custodians-celebrated/6884192
The Yawuru people of Northern Western Australia recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Mankala – December to March; Marul – April; Wirralburu – May; Barrgana – June to[…]
Indigenous Literacy Day aims to raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal person to sit in Federal Parliament as a Senator for Queensland from 1971 until 1983.
The D’harawal people from the North Eastern NSW Central East Coast recognise six seasons. These seasons roughly correspond to the following Western calendar months: Time of Burran – Gadalung Marool (hot and dry) – January[…]
Sir Douglas “Doug” Nicholls, was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation. Nicholls was the first Aboriginal person[…]