Sir Āpirana Turupa Ngata (1874 – 1950). First Māori university graduate (1895), first New Zealander to graduate with a BA LLB (1897).
- The first is the need to consult Aboriginal communities on archaeological work involving the history of their own communities. This is important, but also has costs, slowing the rate of advancement as well as reducing the level of archaeological activity outside digs and survey missions dictated by heritage and environmental considerations associated with developments. In 1966, the only archaeological positions in Australia were university connected. Now for every university position, there must be at least ten in the consulting arena. This is where the archaeological positions are. While I bemoan the way in which the focus on rescue digs has twisted the profession, without this work there would be far fewer archaeologists!
- The second is the progressive shift in focus from what used to be called prehistory, Aboriginal history up to 1788, to historic archaeology post 1788. I'm not sure how to weight this one, but it does seem to be a significant trend
- The third is the growing involvement of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal organisations in activities connected with the Aboriginal past. This includes formal involvement of organisations such as Land Councils, the use of Aboriginal people in activities associated with digs and survey missions and the rise of paid positions in areas such as national park services directly connected with Aboriginal history, culture and heritage
- The fourth dimension is the increase in the number of professional Aboriginal archaeologists.
Heart surgeon Victor Chang. Born in Shanghai in 1936 to Australian-born Chinese parents, Chang was sent Sydney, in 1951 to stay with extended family. In 1962 he graduated from the University of Sydney with First-Class Honours and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, going onto a stellar career in surgery.