George Nelson

George Nelson

George Nelson is an Aboriginal Elder of both Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung Nations and has been a keeper of his family stories for seventy-three years. George had a broken education as a child and finally had the opportunity of returning to study at the age of fifty-six, completing a degree in Aboriginal Administration in Adelaide. George also commenced a postgraduate thesis, and took a special interest in further researching the life of his Grampa Thomas Shadrach James, an Indian from Mauritius who was responsible for educating both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people on Maloga and Cummeragunga missions over a period of forty-one years. George himself has a highly successful professional running career, on the Australian Professional athletics circuit.

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An Australian Aboriginal man’s 73-year search for the story of his Aboriginal and Indian ancestors

Authored by: George Nelson, Robynne Nelson
ISBN (print): 9781925021493
ISBN (online): 9781925021509
Publication date: April 2014