The 1970s

Launch of Identity Magazine July 5th 1971

On 5th July 1971, chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs, Dr. H.C. (Nugget) Coombs, launched the new indigenous magazine Identity at a flash function at the Chevron Hotel in Sydney. Identity survived for about a decade and was at one time edited by the legendary Aboriginal journalist John Newfong.

Below are photos of the occasion that appeared in the October 1971 edition of the magazine.
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members of the Black Power movement

Nugget et al

Mum Shirl & Norma Ingram

Harry Nelson & Margaret Lawrie

Identity cover

Bob Randall & Neville Perkins

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