List of Indigenous Australian sportspeople

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File:Aboriginal cricket team at MCG in 1867.jpg
Aboriginal Cricket Team with Tom Wills (coach and captain), Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 1866

This is a list of indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) athletes and sportspeople. Sports is one of the areas of mainstream Australian society in which native Australians have been able to break through in some degree.

American football

Association football (Soccer)

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Lydia Williams

Athletics (track and field)

Cathy Freeman

Australian rules football

Basketball

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Nathan Jawai

Boxing

  • Anthony Mundine Holds WBC Silver Super Welterweight title, & former Interim WBA Light Middleweight Champion, 2 time WBA Super Middleweight Champion, IBO Middleweight Champion.
  • Daniel Geale Former IBF, IBO and WBA Super Middleweight Champion.
  • Lionel Rose Held WBC & WBA World bantamweight titles. The first Koori "Indigenous Australian" to win a World title.
  • Robbie Peden Former IBF Super Featherweight Champion.
  • Dave Sands Held the Australian middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight titles and won the Commonwealth middleweight title, world boxing hall of famer.
  • Wally Carr Held the Australasian Light Middleweight title, Australian Junior Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight Title, Commonwealth Middleweight title and Oriental Middleweight title.
  • Tony Mundine Held the Australian middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, Commonwealth middleweight and light heavyweight titles.
  • Ron Richards Held the Australian heavyweight, middleweight, light heavyweight title, Commonwealth middleweight title.
  • Jerry Jerome first Indigenous Australian to win a major boxing title, Australian Middleweight Champion.
  • Joe Williams
  • Neville "Chappy" Williams
  • Elley Bennett
  • Hector Thompson
  • Frank Roberts Australia's first Indigenous Olympic boxer.
  • Jeff Dynevor is the first Aboriginal athlete to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1962.
  • Lawrence Austin
  • Damien Hooper
  • Cameron Hammond
  • Renold Quinlan
  • Paul Fleming
  • Keith Saunders

Cricket

Field hockey

Ice Hockey

National Rugby League players

Rugby Union

Rugby Sevens

Swimming

Tennis

Horse racing

Motorsport

Darts

See also

References

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