In Heroes of the Faith this week we are looking at the life of David Unaipon.
David was born in 1872 on a mission station in South Australia. His father was an aboriginal evangelist and David came to faith early in life. He was also an outstanding student who read widely, especially in the sciences, and was an accomplished musician. As an adult he became an inventor and developed a clear way of communicating the gospel. Throughout his life, he remained primarily a preacher. He possessed an outstanding method of communicating including ways of expressing and explaining aboriginal culture and thinking to non-aboriginal people. He had articles published regularly in the Sydney Daily Telegraph and was very influential in bringing about the 1967 Referendum. In recognition of his contribution, the Australian government has featured him on the current Australian $50 note.