Thursday, October 2, 2014
I was fascinated to learn of Alfred Stafford today. He was an Aboriginal gentleman who was the personal driver for 11 Australian Prime Ministers. His personal papers have just been donated by his family to Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. His close proximity to some of the most interesting moments in Australian political history - Menzies, Holt, Whitlam - is tantalizing in the possibilities it would have offered for a unique perspective on those events. I would love to see a well-produced mini-series that covered his life. Imagine the big moments in Australian history intersecting with his own private life and story - it would be very compelling viewing.