Noel Pearson Delivers One Of Australia's Greatest Ever Speeches
"When (Whitlam) breathed he truly was Australia’s greatest whitest elder and friend without peer to the original Australians."
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson has delivered the most memorable speech at Gough Whitlam's Memorial, calling the 21st prime minister a "friend without peer to the original Australians".
His speech reached a crescendo when he called on the old Monty Python line, "What did the Romans ever do for us?".... and listed what the "old man" had done.
According to Pearson, It was this long list of achievements which had brought modernity to Australia.
We salute this old man for his great love and dedication to his country and to the Australian people. When he breathed he truly was Australia's greatest whitest elder and friend without peer to the original Australians.