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Aboriginal Activist, Born 1936, Alice Springs NT, Died 2000
In a life of exceptional achievement, Charles Perkins, soccer star, university graduate, Aboriginal activist and Canberra bureaucrat, has often been in strife. In this interview he gives his own account of the personal experiences that fuelled his great anger against white injustice and his determination to fight for Aboriginal rights. He was interviewed for Film Australia's Australian Biography series in 1998.


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