Today, Bungjalung man, Sol Bellear, a giant amongst Aboriginal rights activists, was remembered with a state funeral at Redfern Oval.
Bellear was a significant leader, having been involved in the founding of the Aboriginal Legal Service, the Aboriginal Housing Service and the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. He was also an Aboriginal delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. But perhaps his greatest contribution to public life was the establishment and proliferation of Aboriginal Medical Services in Sydney, around NSW and across Australia.
Sol Bellear was also an important figure in rugby league, particularly for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Redfern All Blacks.
Today's funeral was attended by a large contingent of family, friends and the public.
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