John Simpson with his Donkey, 1915: Simpson was a stretcher bearer with the ANZACs during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for 3 and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/simpson.asp
Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 Jan 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people. He worked as a stockman at Wave Hill Cattle Station. Vincent was elected and became the leader of the Gurindji communities in August 1966. On 7 June 1976, Lingiari was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Aboriginal people. (Vincent is pictured with Gough Whitlam in the symbolic 1975 handover of Wave Hill back to the Gurindji People.)
The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November 10, 1880, the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the withering of his wounded left arm and rests a fist on his hip to mask a crippled hand.
Aboriginal rights protested in Sydney Date: Sun, 2000-05-28 On this date in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, more than 200,000 demonstrators marched to support a campaign for social justice for Aborigines, Australia’s Black minority.