Lionel Rose
Australia Crest

Australian Of The Year in 1968, the first Aboriginal to be so.

John Farnham - Australian of the YearLionel won the world title in 1968 when he beat Masahiko "Fighting" Harada of Japan.

In 1969 Lionel lost his world bantamweight title to Mexican, Ruben Olivares.

Lionel gave the world title belt he won in 1968 to Tjandamurra O'Shane to help inspire his recovery from the burn injuries received in the attack on him.

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