Rockhampton based Aboriginal legal aid officer Aaron Patterson has a shared history with an Irish Lord …Lord John Alderdice.
A keynote speaker at an upcoming public forum taking place in Alice Springs next week Lord John Alderdice is keen to share the story of his family history and the connection with Aboriginal people.
An Irish psychiatrist, Lord John Alderdice has received many honorary degrees and awards for his work on conflict resolution in various parts of the world. He is visiting Australia to speak about reconciliation.
As part of his visit he wants to share the story of a distant relative John King.
John King survived the Burke and Wills expedition, but it was only after he was rescued and cared for by the Yandruwandha people of Coopers Creek.