One of the Domain’s past best speakers has died.
Donny Dodd was born a Kaanju-Bire man to Katie and Reg Dodd on Palm Island. He moved to Sydney and in 1980 he began speaking in the Domain about Aboriginal affairs. Twenty years later, in 2000, he retired from speaking.
Your scribe met Donny a few times and on each occasion Donny was likeable and well mannered, and a pleasure to be with. When he spoke on his podium he was entertaining, informative, and exasperating.
Thank you, Donny, for your significant contribution to the health of Speakers’ Corner.
For more about Donny read Steve Maxwell’s article about him.
Here are some photos of Donny over the years, courtesy of Steve Maxwell.
Here are six photos of the many platforms Donny spoke from: