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William Cooper

On 6 December 1938, William Cooper and a delegation from the Australian Aborigine’s League, marched to the German Consulate in Melbourne to stand up for the Jews of Europe being persecuted under the Nazi regime. 

They stood up for the rights of others whilst not having any rights of their own.

Join the William Cooper Legacy Project on the 82nd anniversary to commemorate this momentous occasion – an online event on Sunday 6 December, from 2 – 3.30pm, online event.

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William Cooper Indigenous Scholarships Launched

On the 80th anniversary of William Cooper’s historic protest about Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews, Monash University in partnership with John and Pauline Gandel has launched the William Cooper Indigenous Scholarship Program.
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