David Unaipon Biography
Birthday: September 28, 1872 (Libra)
Born In: South Australia
David Unaipon is one among the many individuals who has played a vital role in the evolution of the Australian society. This great preacher, who was discriminated against at a young age for belonging to the aboriginal race, raised his voice against the ill-treatment of people belonging to his community. David being a crusader of his clan has helped other members of his community in enjoying a better social status today. Apart from being involved in matters of great political concerns, Unaipon was also deeply involved in scientific research, and is credited with as many as 19 inventions, all of which fetched patents. Some of these path-breaking works include the design of a helicopter, based on the principle of a ‘Boomerang’ as well as the polarisation of light. The jack of all trades that he was, this man also ventured into the field of literature. The inspiration drawn from the works of eminent writers like John Munyan and John Milton turned Unaipon into a writer. One of his acclaimed literary works is the book titled ‘Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals’, the result of his deep study about the tribal race. His contribution towards the society also earned David a place on the $50 Australian bill.