The 1970s

The National Aboriginal Conference (NAC)
On April 3rd 1978 the inaugural meeting of the National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) took place in Canberra. The meeting was opened by PM Malcolm Fraser ('Vote Mal - Eat Pal') and was chaired by government appointee Lois O'Donoghue. These photos of that inaugural meeting were taken by first indigenous professional photographer, Merv Bishop.

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Photos by Merv Bishop
first indigenous professional photographer

1970s index