Patrick Mills

by ethnic on June 21, 2009


Creative Commons License photo credit: SD Dirk
(Mills is on the right wearing 13)

Birth Name: Patrick Mills

Birth Place: Canberra, Australia

Date of Birth: August 11th 1988

What Race or Ethnicity?: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

The Australian basketball player is of Torres Straight Islander and Australian Aboriginal descent. His mother is Aboriginal, specifically of the Ynunga tribe. His father is from the Torres Straight Islands which is located in between the northern tip of Queensland and Papua New Guinea.

The culture and language of the Torres Strait Islands has some influence from both the Australian mainland and Papua New Guinea. However the people of the Torres Straight Islands have tighter curly hair, like Papua New Guineans whereas mainland Aborigines have relatively straighter hair.

Mills has represented the Boomers, Australia’s National basketball team.


 

 

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