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Life and Faith: William Cooper

Life and Faith discusses Aboriginal activist William Cooper and his protest against Kristallnacht

Life and Faith discusses Aboriginal activist William Cooper and his protest against Kristallnacht

William Cooper, of Yorta Yorta descent, spent most of his life in the Cummeragunja community where he was a spokesman for the Yorta Yorta in their ongoing battles for land justice against the New South Wales government. Just weeks after Kristallnacht he led a delegation to the German consulate in Melbourne to deliver a petition condemning the Nazis treatment of the Jews, which was the only private protest against the Germans following Kristallnacht. Matt Andrews joined Life and Faith to discuss what drove William Cooper to take action.