Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Australian Aboriginal in House of Representatives

Yes, the first, believe it or not:
An Aboriginal man has won a seat in Australia's House of Representatives, becoming the first indigenous person to do so in the country's history.

Ken Wyatt, 57, took the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia for the centre-right Liberal Party.
From the BBC (h/t jblaque in his Twitter account). Quite astonishing that it took till 2010 for this to happen.

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