Harold Blair pleas for equality

Opera singer’s plea for equality for Aboriginal people. Harold Blair visits the Hunter Valley as part of a concert tour of five states. The Aboriginal tenor signs autographs and performs in Newcastle’s City Hall. In a media interview he states: “The whole thing I want is quality for the Aborigines. If I succeed as a concert artist and operatic singer, I feel it will be one step towards proving we can make good if we are given the chance”. Fifty years later, Harold’s daughter Nerida lives in the Hunter Valley and works for the recognition of Darkinung people and their history (see 1998 Nerida Blair)