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Tributes pour in for Eric Deeral
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Prominent Queenslanders from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Eric Deeral, who was the State's first Indigenous Member of Parliament.
Mr Deeral, was a member of the Gamay clan of the Guugu Yimithirr people and was born at Hope Vale, which was then an Aboriginal mission run by the Lutheran church.
He died at Cooktown Hospital on Wednesday last week...
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