Jerry Jerome didn’t start his professional boxing career until 33, but still managed to become the first acknowledged Aboriginal national title holder.
1975Racial Discrimination ActOn 11 June the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act came into effect.
1876 8 May Truganini dies in Hobart aged 73. The Tasmanian Government does not recognise the Aboriginal heritage of people of Aboriginal descent and claims the last Tasmanian Aboriginal person has died. A falsehood many still believe today. – See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Timeline-1500-to-1900#sthash.fJIaTsBi.dpuf