My dad, William 'Doc' Doughty with his horse Rhona when he was a dustman with the Port Melbourne City Council back in 1972. William was an ex-serviceman with the 6th Division, 2/5th Battalion in World War Two. He died aged 58 in 1976.
Mr Adam Goodes, I am old enough to remember the legendary Lionel Rose, who was Australia's first Aboriginal world boxing champion. He fought as an Australian, for all Australians, and he was embraced by all of the Australian people. I don't ever remembered any Australian booing Lionel Rose. He was proud of his Aborigine heritage, but he also appreciated the fame he achieved by getting on with life and not being divisive. Only you can use your great ability to play A.F.L. football as the champion talented footballer that you are, to encourage our young Australians to look up to you and follow in your footsteps, Then 'ALL Australians' will respect you, and maybe they all will even cheer you.
My name is David Doughty. I write for a community newspaper called the Boronia and The Basin Community News, in Boronia, Victoria, Australia. It has a circulation of 12,500 each month. Read my Anzac tributes and my Australian short stories.
Enjoy all the interesting Anzac and Autralian stories and all the videos. I hope they bring back wonderful memories of the past. I hope you all enjoy the ddoughty.com website - David Doughty