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Eric Deeral 1932-2012

Speaker Fiona Simpson and Eric Deeral 2012

Eric Deeral was Queensland's first indigenous Member of Parliament. You can watch a ten minute documentary about the Parliament's acknowledgement of Mr Deeral in Hope Vale in June 2012, and his attendance at the Inaugural Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament in Brisbane afterwards.

If you have Windows Media Player, click here to stream the video.
Alternatively, download a MP4 to watch the video on your device. (Video file is 150MB).

The Queensland Parliament acknowledges the passing of Mr Deeral on 5 September 2012.

Mr Deeral's family have provided permission for the Parliament to publish his image and the video footage during this sad time.

 

To view a factsheet about Mr Deeral, please click here

To view further information about Speaker Fiona Simpson acknowledging Mr Deeral, please click here

To view further information about the Inaugural Eric Deeral Indigenous Youth Parliament, please click here