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Death of famed and much-loved Aboriginal activist Yami Lester

Yankunytjatjara elder and Maralinga nuclear test survivor Yami Lester OAM passes away, aged 75, MATT GARRICK, Sunday Mail (SA), July 22, 2017 YANKUNYTJATJARA elder Yami Lester OAM, an Outback hero who opened the nation’s eyes to the human cost of nuclear tests committed on Australian soil, has died aged 75 in Alice Springs.

July 24, 2017 - Posted by | aboriginal issues, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, personal stories

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  1. Karina and Rose Lester were joint winners of the 2015 Conservation Council of SA ‘Jill Hudson Award for Environmental Protection’ The initial winners of the award in 1998 were Adnyamathanha activist Jillian Marsh and ABC journalist Rose Crane. Arabunna Elder, Kevin Buzzacott was joint winner in 2007.

    Dennis Matthews


    Comment by Dennis Matthews | July 24, 2017 | Reply

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