Yami Lester: Aboriginal activist, elder and nuclear campaigner dies aged 75 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

BY DIJANA DAMJANOVICUPDATED YESTERDAY AT 5:34PM

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Yami Lester: Aboriginal activist, elder and nuclear campaigner dies at 75.

ABC NEWS

Aboriginal elder and activist Yami Lester has died in Alice Springs aged 75.

Mr Lester suffered vision impairment after being blinded by a nuclear test bomb that blew though his homelands in the far north of South Australia during the 1950s.

He spent his early years working on pastoral properties across South Australia, until losing his eyesight as a teenager and becoming completely blind — a consequence of dust from the nuclear bomb

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-22/blind-aboriginal-activist-yami-lester-dies/8734328?pfmredir=sm

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