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February 14, 2012

Cathy Freeman – Greatest Olympic moment in Australia

It was September 2000,Sydney Olympics in Australia.I was sitting around waiting in the lounge room with my mom & brothers extra nervous waiting for my Aunt Cathy to appear on tv.At this time I couldn’t sit down it was nerve racking.Cathy was our last hope for a gold medal in the 200m final that night.The pressure was a lot to think about.

 Cathy appeared on the starting blocks in her famous Green Phantom suit.The energy of the crowd was magical it was a surreal moment.we were just waiting for the gun to go off. BANG! the first seconds it felt the race had moved in slow motion. photographers blindly flashed as competitors came Around down the last 100m down the track.

GOLD!!!!! Oh my god what just happened? She won!!!!!!!! 

I jumped to the ceiling ! Magic !Cathy from a young age dreamt about always winning a gold medal.The social disadvantages of being Aboriginal person in Australia you just never thought in a lifetime a fairy tale win can place a Native woman on the world stage bring out so many emotions in you.When she draped the Aboriginal flag I couldn’t be more prouder. Cathy’s mom & brothers jumping and crying from the stands was amazing. It wasn’t Australia who wanted Cathy to win, but the whole world.To this day I hear native people from around the world tell me how much this moment made them proud for my people. 

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February 14, 2012

Advice for young ladies

 

February 14, 2012

Where are the black people in Australia?

On a 2011 interview with Chealsea Lately in Sydney, Australia 

Singer Rhianna was shocked by the lack of Black people she saw in Australia.

 

On tour she never made it to Darwin (north Australia) which has a larger population of black people than any other state in Australia.

 

A mystery as to where Black actually live in Australia or how many of them live here.As of now whenever you go to places such as Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne you only see a handful of blacks but it is now changed within the last 5 years also take in fact it’s common for Blacks in Australia to move around different states in Australia all the time.

 

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Black Demographic of Australia is:

 

Aboriginal Australian

Brazilian

African

Black French 

Black English

Caribbean 

South American

African American 

Canada

 

 

There isn’t a sizeable African American Community but with a US military base set to be in Australia there be more likely be noticeable African Americans in Darwin.

 

it was estimated around 100,000 African Americans in the military stationed here in Australia during WWII.


African Americans fall under these common categories in Australia:


US Military members 

Gospel Church singers 

NBL Basketball 

Travelling musicians 

Married to Australian citizens 

Visitors

 

 

 

Hispanics are estimated to be around 130,000 living in Australia.

 

The Chilean community is the largest Hispanic Latino minority in Australia, followed by El Salvadorians then Brazilians.

 

 

People may be surprised to hear there are Native Americans in Australia around 2,000 with a rough estimate of 500 in Queensland.