Honorable Mention TIFA 2023 People / Culture

100 Years & 3 Weeks - Alf Neal OAM

  • Photographer
    Brian Cassey
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D6 28-300mm 250th @ F13
  • Photo Date
    13th October 2022

100 year old Yarrabah aboriginal Elder and Order of Australia recipient Alf Neal OAM with his 3week old great great grandson Kailan. A former cane cutter, bush lawyer and activist, Alf was a leader who fought for the 1967 referendum which resulted in Indigenous peoples historic recognition in Australia’s Constitution and awarded the ‘Medal of the Order of Australia’ for "Service to the Aboriginal community and the Referendum Campaign". As Alf passes his centenary milestone, Australia will vote again on National indigenous issues in the "Indigenous Voice To Parliament" 2023 referendum.