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"The Australian Aboriginals are a small but significant part of the population, and they have their fair share of high achievers. Here are some of them."
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Cathy Freeman, Yvonne Goolagong-Cawley, Nova Peris-Kneebone, Ilsa Konrad. Which one of these is NOT an Aboriginal sportswoman?
The Australian Aboriginal flag was first flown in 1971, but do you know what it looks like?
White, with a large blue Southern Cross
Black and red horizontal halves, with a yellow circle in the middle
Black with a white diagonal, surmounted by a kangaroo
Which Aboriginal actor started their career in 'Walkabout', in 1971, and appeared in such well-known movies like 'Crocodile Dundee', 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' and 'Ten Canoes'?
Albert Namatjira was one of Australia's best known artists, but did not paint in the traditional dot-painting of his Aboriginal peers. What word best describes the style of the majority of his work?
On the Australian $50 note is a short piece of prose, and I quote "As a full blooded member of my race, I think I may claim to be the first, but I hope, not the last, to produce an enduring record of our customs, beliefs and imag(in)ing".
Who was this author, minister and inventor, who died in 1967?
This man featured on an Australian stamp in 1950, and his image is also on the $2 coin. His name is Gwoya Jungarai, but what was his nickname?
One Pound Jimmy
Tyme Kangaru Doun
Eddie Gilbert's main claim to fame only lasted for a few minutes, but he is etched into Aboriginal sporting fame. What did Eddie do, in 1931?
Scored 10 goals in the Australian Rules football Grand Final
Dismissed Don Bradman for a duck
Set a new national record in the 100 yards sprint
Rode three winners at Randwick racecourse
Yothu Yindi formed in 1985 and quickly made their mark as the first successful Aboriginal band. Which of these is not one of their songs?
Beds are Burning
Djapana (Sunset Dreaming)
Dots on the Shell
This man was the State Governor of South Australia in 1976, played football for Fitzroy and Victoria, and has a suburb named after him in the national capital, Canberra. He was also an ordained minister. His name?
Like a few before him, and many after him, this man protested against the extreme discriminations dealt out to the indigenous population. He was the first Aboriginal to head a federal government department, when he was appointed to the position of Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, in 1981. He also was a soccer player of some ability, trialling with Everton and Manchester United in the UK First Division in the mid 1950s. Who was he?
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