Australian Council for Aboriginal Affairs

‘Nugget’ Coombs (Herbert Cole Coombs) supports Aboriginal people as he becomes the chairman of the Australian Council for Aboriginal Affairs, meeting with Aboriginal community leaders in Redfern and all over Australia. The Council is set up in the wake of the 1967 referendum. Coombs becomes a close advisor to the Labor leader Gough Whitlam and largely writes Labor's policy on Aboriginal affairs, particularly the commitment to Aboriginal Land Rights.

  • Dr H C Nugget Coombes