contact senator Patrick Dodson of Western Australia

Patrick Lionel Djargun Dodson is an Australian politician and Yawuru elder known for his significant contributions to Aboriginal rights and reconciliation in Australia. He was born on 29 January 1948 in Broome, Western Australia to John “Snowy” Dodson and Patricia, an Indigenous Australian. When he was two, his family moved to Katherine in the Northern Territory to escape Western Australian laws prohibiting mixed-race families.

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