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Sam Watson (activist)
Sam Watson, 2007
|Born||November 16, 1952|
|Died||November 27, 2019 (aged 67)|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Occupation||Writer, filmmaker, political activist|
|Political party||Socialist Alliance|
|Children||Samuel Wagan 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.
He was also a writer and a filmmaker. He received honours for his 1990 novel The Kadaitcha Sung.
- Unit Staff Archived 26 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland
- Queensland's Indigenous leader and trailblazer Sam Watson passes away