“After school he applied to join the Royal Australian Navy, …

Comment on Ken Hampton: From podium to pulpit by Peter.

“After school he applied to join the Royal Australian Navy, but was reportedly rejected because of his Aboriginality.” Wow – a sign of the times.

Recent Comments by Peter

The Kennett tragedy
What a sad story but thanks for sharing this great local history – reminds us of how tough times were in Central Australia in the 1930s.

‘I shared my mother with the Aboriginal children’
Some quiet achievers here. Good to see these important community contributors recognised. Great history to celebrate for the Alice and Central Australia. Cheers Erwin.

First Aboriginal doctor: Gordon Briscoe AO, BA (Hist), MA, PhD
What an remarkable man and an outstanding Australian. I enjoyed his analysis in the First Australian series on the ABC some years ago.

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