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Joseph Holt: The irish rebel turned Australian royalty

Joseph Holt: The irish rebel turned Australian royalty

Joseph Holt was a self-appointed General who raised arms against the British, but instead of a cell, he was sent to Australia. Fortunately, his distaste for the empire raised him to folk hero played well on these shores.

Charlie Perkins: Our most enduring Indigenous bureaucrat who fought with an open palm

Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.

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Aussie mavericks: Faith Bandler – Trailblazer for Indigenous rights

Welcome back to #AussieMavericks. Today we meet Faith Bandler, who fought against colour barriers, created welfare boards and was critical in bringing Indigenous peoples into the constitution.

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