Arthur Beetson

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Beetson in October 2008

Arthur Henry "Artie" Beetson OAM (22 January 1945 – 1 December 2011) was an Australian rugby league player and coach. He played between the 1960s and 1981. He was known for playing for Easts and captaining Australia. He also played for Queensland and the Parramatta Eels. He was the first Indigenous Australian to captain his country in any sport.

Beetson was born in Roma, Queensland. His mother was a member of the Stolen Generation.

Beetson died from a heart attack on 1 December 2011 on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He was 66.[1]

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  1. "Beetson was great footballer, great bloke". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2017.

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