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,
Douglas Gary Young (1933-1991), Aboriginal songwriter and singer, was born on 30 August 1933 at East Mitchell, Queensland
The Aborigines Protection Act 1886 (Act no. 1886 (50 Vict. No.25)) was passed on 2 Setember 1886 and commenced on 1 January 1887. The full title of the Act is ‘An Act to provide for the better protection and management of the Aboriginal Natives of Western Australia, and to amend the Law relating to certain Contracts with such Aboriginal Natives’. ...
Jerry Jerome didn’t start his professional boxing career until 33, but still managed to become the first acknowledged Aboriginal national title holder.
Gloria Fay Brennan (1948-1985), Aboriginal community leader and public servant, was born on 12 September 1948 at Leonora, Western Australia,
Alex Riley of Dubbo is awarded the King’s Medal for his 30 year career as a tracker in the central west of NSW
Clancy McKenna (1909-1979), Aboriginal activist, was born about 24 September 1909, probably at Meentheena station, north-east of Nullagine, Western Australia,