Honorary Freeman of the City of Gosnells Dr Robert Isaacs OAM AM JP shared details of his extraordinary life and achievements with local high school students at a morning tea on Tuesday 15 November.
Each high school in the City of Gosnells will receive four signed copies of Dr Isaac’s memoir Two Cultures One Story.
City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said the City was proud to have worked with Dr Isaacs to gift the books to local schools.
“Dr Isaacs was raised a ward of the State as a member of the Stolen Generation, with no knowledge of his family or personal history and, through hard work and determination, he became a respected leader working to break down cultural barriers and improve the lives of Aboriginal people,” she said.
“It is our hope that reading Dr Isaacs’ memoir about his remarkable experiences and the way in which he overcame countless challenges and setbacks will inspire local high school students for years to come.”
The City of Gosnells has enjoyed a long association with Dr Isaacs. He was first elected to Council in 1991, the first Aboriginal person outside the North-West and Goldfields regions to be elected to local government. He served on the Council for six years, was elected Deputy Mayor between 1995 and 1997, and remains a trusted and well-respected person in the community.