Greater Shepparton City Council revealed a permanent honour to a Champion of Change in 2018 with the unveiling of the Uncle William Cooper statue in Queens Gardens. William Cooper, an Aboriginal political activist and community leader was born on Yorta Yorta Country over 100 years ago. He led many campaigns for the rights of his people, and for the rights of others, including the establishment of NAIDOC Week, the Aboriginal Advancement League, and a Petition to the German Consulate at the persecution of Jews several weeks after Kristallnacht in Germany (6 December 1938). The statue and accompanying plaque in his honour celebrates his life, and acknowledges his lasting local, national, and international legacy. It demonstrates the pride and strength that we all share in acknowledging these Champions of Change.