My community loved Dad until he retired from football and needed a job | Sorrell Ashby for IndigenousX

The role colonisation has played in the exclusion of Aboriginal people shows why we need economic reformMy dad and his family grew up in a tin humpy on the banks of the Namoi River in Walgett, New South Wales. My grandmother worked on a station, raising the station manager’s children, and never received her pay during her lifetime.Growing up my father was denied an education and instead given a football; he left school at 15 and later in life was drafted with five other Aboriginal men to play rugby league for the Gundagai Tigers. That year Gundagai saw their first… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/28/my-community-loved-dad-until-he-retired-from-football-and-needed-a-job