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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

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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)

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View from Parliament Gardens Reserves.

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Camera: Olympus E500

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