Unlike many of the other Stolen Generation children (see Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children), he was not bitter about his treatment, but he was nevertheless an activist for Aboriginal rights and a master of publicity stunts. One of his most famous was when he landed at Dover, England in 1988 and claimed the island of Britain for the Aboriginals, turning the claiming of Australia for Britain on its head. He combined a strong sense of his heritage with a political conservatism which made him unpopular with both whites and his own people.
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