Aboriginal Sport Heroes

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Despite their small numbers, Aborigines have produced some of Australiaís most famous sporting champions. Names such as Catherine Freeman, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Lionel Rose, Arthur Beetson and the Ella brothers have become legends. Whether it be in league, hockey, tennis or even squash there have been great contributions made by the either Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders. And itís not only their successes that make their contributions to sport significant, but also how they …

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…made to sport by Indigenous people in Australia. Without these contributions, Australia may not be so well regarded as a sporting nation. Also, this contribution has led to a greater acceptance of Indigenous people to other white Australians providing a common link. However, there is still more to be done to assist the Aboriginal youth in their sporting conquests. After all, the youth are the future of this country, whether they are Indigenous or not.