Indigenous MP long time arriving

ADVOCATE, 5 Sept. 2010

I think there will be many Tasmanians, like myself, who welcome the election of Australia’s first indigenous member of the House of Representatives, the new Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt (“Racism shock to black MP”, Sunday Tasmanian, August 29).
The emergence of indigenous representation in this country has been a long time coming, despite the good work done by some indigenous leaders in the past, such as Queensland senator Neville Bonner and South Australia’s former Governor, Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls.
In 1976, Governor Nicholls officially opened the Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Museum and Cultural Centre at the Mersey Bluff in Devonport.

John R. Wilson, Daisy Dell