Walking Together: Honouring the Legacy of William Cooper

Join Courage to Care in Walking Together to honour the legacy of William Cooper

Courage to Care will walk together with friends and allies in remembrance and appreciation of William Cooper and to reciprocate the march that he led on the German Consulate in Melbourne on the 6 December 1938. While world leadership in silent disbelief watched the events of Kristallnacht, Uncle William Cooper, the Secretary of the Australian Aborigines’ League and an elder of the Yorta Yorta, led the only known private protest against the Nazi regime.

At a time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people were themselves denied citizenship and other basic human rights, and when they were frequently subjected to appalling physical, social and economic hardships, he chose to stand for the Jewish community of Germany.

Today, exactly 80 years later, we honour William Cooper’s memory and legacy.

6:30 pm         Opening Ceremony and Remembrance Walk (Separation Memorial, Flagstaff Gardens)

8:00 pm         Smoking Ceremony and Chanukiah Lighting (Peppercorn Park, Alexandra Gardens)

  CLICK on the map to see the route


Commemorative T-shirts

Available by mail order from William Cooper’s Legacy site 

Or you can pick one up personally from the Courage to Care office 843A Glenhuntly Road Elsternwick.

$29  size: L M S    Cash or card payment