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Aboriginal land fund commissioners named



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ABORIGINAL LAND FUND COMMISSIONERS NAMED

(Statement by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs,

Senator 0. L. Cavanagh)

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Senator Cavanagh, announced

today that the Aboriginal Land Fund Commissioners have been

endorsed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr.

They are Professor Charles Rowley, Director of the Academy

of Social Science in Australia: Mr. Ernest Bridge, president

of the Halls Creek Shire Council, W.A.: Mr. Martin

Oambidjimba, Community Advisor at Willowra, N.T.: Mr. Thomas

Williams, Chairman of the N.S.W. Land Trust and Mr. Neville

Amy, Senior Rural Officer of the Commonwealth Development

Bank. Mr. Bridge, Mr, Williams, and Mr. Jambidjimba are

Aboriginals. .

Senator Cavanagh said the establishment of the Commission .

was another aspect of the Labor Government’s policy to

recognise the land rights of Aboriginals.

CANBERRA 0 A.C.T

30 May. 1975.