Garth Wyatt, the first aboriginal to be elected to Australia's House of Representatives, was sworn in on Wednesday. Wyatt holds the Hasluck in Western Australia, and is a member of the Liberal Party, currently in opposition. In his first speech, he name-checked former South African president Nelson Mandela as a figure who had inspired him, and said he would use his position to continue to fight for Aboriginal rights. Wyatt received a standing ovation after the speech. Read more: Sapa-AFM via M&G
Watermelons were originally cultivated in Africa.