Aboriginal Australian, art, ceremonial officer, church planter, Churches of Christ, Coles Fountain, Fitzroy Victoria, Governor of South Australia, lady Gladys Nicholls, Louis Lormen, Parliament Gardens, pastor, Photography, pioneering campaigner for reconciliation, professional athlete, Sir Douglas Ralph "Doug" Nicholls, Statue, Yorta Yorta people
Sir Douglas Ralph “Doug” Nicholls and his wife Lady Gladys Nicholls in Coles Fountains, Statue in Parliament Gardens Reserves, Fitzroy, Victoria ( Australia)
Statue made by: Louis Lormen
Sir Douglas Ralph “Doug” Nicholls, (1906 – 1988) was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people. He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and church planter, ceremonial officer and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation.
Nicholls was the first Aboriginal person to be knighted and also the first appointed to vice-regal office, serving as Governor of South Australia from 1 December 1976 until his resignation on 30 April 1977 due to poor health. (Wikipedia)
View from Parliament Gardens Reserves.
Camera: Olympus E500