There was a State funeral for one of Australia's most respected aboriginal elders in Arnhem Land yesterday. He was a world renowned artist, hands on environmentalist, and custodian of his traditional lands and culture. For cultural reasons he is currently known as Wamud Namok.
Murray McLaughlin's tribute for the 7.30 Report can be viewed on ABC online
Remote Australia has had its first state funeral - honouring an Aboriginal man they called the professor. In death, he's known as Wamud Namok, and he was made an officer of the order of Australia five years ago. He was a famous artist who won a prestigious Telstra art award in 1999 and whose works feature in major public collections around the country.
State funeral held for Wamud Namok