Sol Bellear: Indigenous Australian civil rights leader, rugby player and veteran of the land rights movement

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Sol Bellear: Indigenous Australian civil rights leader, rugby player and veteran of the land rights movement

Post by Guest on Fri 29 Dec 2017 - 17:10

A black power salute cost Sol Bellear his athletic career, but he returned to both sport and politics to fight for a people demanding recognition in their own country.

“I’m Sol Bellear, a Bundjalung man. I come from a little place called Mullumbimby.”

That’s how the Australian civil rights activist, who has died aged 64, introduced himself on the website of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council. The Bundjalung tribal lands of New South Wales were Bellear’s birthplace and the place he held closest to his heart but his outlook was by no means parochial.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/solomon-bellear-australia-civil-rights-leader-rugby-player-indigenous-land-rights-movement-redfern-a8131706.html

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