Douglas Nicholls, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Douglas Nicholls

Governor of South Australia (1976-77)

Date of Birth: 09-Dec-1906

Place of Birth: Cummeragunja Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 04-Jun-1988

Profession: governor, pastor, boxer, Australian rules footballer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Douglas Nicholls

  • Sir Douglas Ralph Nicholls, (9 December 1906 – 4 June 1988) was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people.
  • He was a professional athlete, Churches of Christ pastor and church planter, ceremonial officer and a pioneering campaigner for reconciliation. Nicholls was the first Aboriginal Australian to be knighted when he was appointed Knight Bachelor in 1972 (he was subsequently appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1977) and also the first appointed to vice-regal office, serving as Governor of South Australia from 1 December 1976 until his resignation on 30 April 1977 due to poor health.

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