Can you name the famous Indigenous Australians on the following slides Do you also know what they are famous for?
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Albert Namatjira, Artist
Buddy (Lance) Franklin AFL player
David Gulpilil,actor in films such as Walkabout, 10 Canoes and Australia
David Unaipon, Preacher, author, inventor David Unaipon (1872 - 1967) was a Ngarrindjeri man. Among his patents was a helicopter design based on the principle of a boomerang. He is featured on the front of Australia's 50-dollar note, along with drawings from one of his inventions, and an extract from the original manuscript of his book Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines.
Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy is an Indigenous Australian, R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She was the runner up in the 2006 series of Australian Idol
Neville Bonner, Senator Neville Bonner was the first Aboriginal person to sit in Federal Parliament as a Senator for Queensland from 1971 to 1983
Preston Campbell (front) with Nathan Merritt, Justin Hodges and Scott Prince NRL All Stars-Indigenous players
Eddie Mabo Eddie Mabo’s appeal to the High Court resulted in the Meriam People’s recognition as traditional owners of their homeland. This landmark decision paved the way for the recognition and protection of native title across Australia and led to the Native Title Act. Mrs B. Mabo granted permission to use the image of her late husband.
Stan Grant Journalist and TV presenter