Week of Events

1872: Birth of David Unaipon, Aboriginal writer and activist

1983: Death of John Pat in Roebourne Prison WA, prompting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

1975: Ratification by Australia of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church

International Day for Older Persons

1869: Birth of Mahatma Gandhi

International Day of Non-Violence

Saint Francis of Assisi