Australia is reeling this morning after it was announced that an Aboriginal has become the first one of its kind to win a seat in the country's House of Representatives.
The quite normally-named Ken Wyatt, 57, won the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia for the centre-right Liberal Party, becoming the first indigenous being to do so in Australia's history.
But it was a close call.
A last-minute vote-rigging attempt to prevent the Aborigine gaining victory went pear-shaped when a 'dummy voting box' containing more than 10,000 voting slips supporting the governing Labor Party, was stolen by Mr Wyatt's supporters, and burned.
Mr Wyatt has received sackfuls of letters 'congratulating' him on his famous election victory. All of it was racist hate mail.
Mr Wyatt, who has ambitions to become Australia's first Aboriginal Prime Minister, gave a short speech afterwards, saying:
"Strewth, cobber! In 50 years' time historians won't be worrying about the colour of me skin, mate! Sure, I'm a bit of a blackie, but we're just like the white fellas underneath, and we can drink more beer!"