'Fernando's Ghost' One of Australia's earliest Aboriginal activists

Jul 01, 2012, 02:35 AM

Anthony Martin Fernando was one of the first Aboriginal political activists yet he lived more than half his life overseas. This program documents Fernando's solitary life and extraordinary political career. On his sometimes wandering journey, he left evidence - bits and pieces of an activist life that we're only now putting together.

Fernando told anyone who cared to listen that his people were being exterminated, that the toy skeletons he sold on the streets of London were all that Australia had left of his people. - This program was first broadcast on Hindsight on July 13 2007 - This audio file if from ABC's 'AWAYE' program.