Sam Watson (activist)

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Sam Watson
Sam Watson Addresses Invasion Day Rally, Jan 26 2007, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.jpg
Sam Watson, 2007
Born(1952-11-16)November 16, 1952
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
DiedNovember 27, 2019(2019-11-27) (aged 67)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
OccupationWriter, filmmaker, political activist
Political partySocialist Alliance
ChildrenSamuel Wagan Watson,
Nicole Watson

Samuel William "Sam" Watson (16 November 1952 – 27 November 2019) was an Aboriginal Australian activist and a socialist politician. He was known for his works with the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

In December 2009, Watson was appointed a deputy director at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland and taught two courses in Black Australian Literature.[1]

He was also a writer and a filmmaker. He received honours for his 1990 novel The Kadaitcha Sung.

Watson died of a short-illness at a Brisbane hospital on 27 November 2019 at the age of 67.[2]

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  1. Unit Staff Archived 26 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland
  2. Queensland's Indigenous leader and trailblazer Sam Watson passes away

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