Indigenous Sporting Firsts: Cathy Freeman makes history, Buddy Franklin kicks 1000th goal

News Corp is rolling through 50 sporting firsts to celebrate Indigenous Sport Month. Australia’s first indigenous NBA star and a hockey icon.

Indigenous Sporting Firsts from history
Indigenous Sporting Firsts from history

To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, News Corp is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by athletes through history.

From Cathy Freeman becoming the first track athlete to win Commonwealth Gold in 1990 to Joe Johnson becoming the first Indigenous AFL/VFL premiership player in 1904.

Check out the Indigenous Sporting Firsts in our interactive below. We will add two new moments every day throughout the month until we have all 50.

Originally published as Indigenous Sporting Firsts: Cathy Freeman makes history, Buddy Franklin kicks 1000th goal