Alice Springs born Dr Gordon Briscoe’s journey is remarkable: Since the 1950s he has been a prominent Indigenous activist, leader, researcher, writer, teacher and public commentator. Born in 1938 he was a talented soccer player and in 1997 became the first Indigenous person to gain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from an Australian University. By MARK J SMITH.
Race horses are given a universal birthday of August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere. Stolen children were getting the same treatment in Australia: "At Mulgoa, because no-one knew our real birth dates, the girls were all given the birth date of December 1 and the boys January 1," recalls Millicent "Millie" Glenn (at right in the photo). She tells her story to JOHN P McD SMITH.