Cummeragunja Walkoff
Updated: 2/24/2019
Cummeragunja Walkoff
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Storyboard Description

Aboriginal Rights advocacy

Storyboard Text

  • Cummeragunja Reserve Establishment - 1881
  • Birth of Jack Patten- March 27, 1905 
  • Birth of Douglas Nicholls- December 9th, 1906
  • Birth of William Cooper-1861
  • Sri Lankan Oxford Scholar educates children in a hut.
  • Douglas begins playing AFL- 1929
  • William Cooper gathers 1864 signatures to be sent to King George V to improve Aboriginal Rights- 1930s
  • Petition to the king
  • Douglas Nicholls joins the Aborigine Advancement league along with Cooper and Patten- 1958
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