20 July: the colony’s Judge-Advocate, Richard Atkins when referring to whether or not Aboriginal people could be witnesses or criminals before a court stated that Aboriginal people “are at present incapable of being brought before a criminal court – and that the only mode at present when they deserve it, is to pursue them and inflict such punishment as they ...
William (Bill) Ferguson (1882-1950), trade unionist and Aboriginal politician, was born on 24 July 1882 at Waddai, Darlington Point, New South Wales
Albert (Elea) Namatjira (1902-1959), artist, was born on 28 July 1902 at Hermannsburg (Ntaria), Northern Territory
Barker, James (Jimmie) (1900–1972) by Heather Goodall This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, (MUP), 1993 James (Jimmie) Barker (1900-1972), Aboriginal station-hand, was born on 28 July 1900 at Cunnamulla, Queensland
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Jerry Jerome didn’t start his professional boxing career until 33, but still managed to become the first acknowledged Aboriginal national title holder.
Reginald Walter Saunders (1920-1990), army officer, was born on 7 August 1920 at Framlingham Aboriginal reserve, near Purnim, Victoria
George Cyril Abdullah (1919-1984), community leader, was born on 9 August 1919 at Guildford, Western Australia
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People aims to make the voices of Indigenous peoples heard more clearly around the world and to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples and improve their situations with respect to their lands, their languages, their livelihoods, and their cultures. This day is also to strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced ...
Mona Matilda (Monica) Clare (1924-1973), Aboriginal political activist and author, is said to have been born on 13 August 1924 at Dareel, near Goondiwindi, Queensland
William Barak, Wurnundjeri/Woiwurrung activist, artist, diplomat and knowledge holder, passes away in Victoria, 1903
William Barak (1824-1903), Wurnundjeri/Woiwurrung activist, artist, diplomat and knowledge holder. His face is used on a controversial building in Melbourne. Learn more about his life here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/barak-william-2930 http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/william-barak/william-barak-king-of-the-yarra/ http://theconversation.com/melbournes-new-william-barak-building-is-a-cruel-juxtaposition-38983
Kapiu Masi Gagai (c.1894-1946), pearler, boatman, mission worker, carpenter and soldier, passed away on 21 August 1946 Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
1972 – removal of the section of the NSW teachers’ handbook that allowed school principals the right to refuse enrolment to Aboriginal children.
23 August, NSW Director-General of Education approved the removal of the section of the teachers’ handbook that allowed school principals the right to refuse enrolment to Aboriginal children because of home conditions or substantial opposition from the community.
On 23 August 1966, tired of being ‘treated like dogs’ in their own country, Vincent Lingiari led two hundred of his people, employees of Wave Hill station, with their families, in a ‘walk-off’.
1841. On 27 August an extensive massacre at Lake Minimup in Western Australia, led by Captain John Molloy who “gave special instructions that no woman or child should be killed, but that no mercy should be offered the men. A strong and final lesson must be taught the blacks. … The white men had no mercy. The black men were ...
Gladys Elphick (1904-1988), Aboriginal community leader, was born on 27 August 1904 at Wright Court, Adelaide,
1963 in July a bark petition against mining on the Gove Peninsula is drawn up by the senior men of the affected clans. On 28 August the petition is presented to the Governor General. Although it is signed by more senior clan members, the Federal Government fails to recognise Aboriginal political structure and rejects the petition because of insufficient signatures. ...
Sam Passi (1912-1990), schoolteacher and linguist, was born on 29 August 1912 on Mer, in the Murray group of islands,