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Lionel Fogarty

About

Lionel George Fogarty was born in 1958 at Barambah, now known as Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, in the South Burnett region of southern Queensland. He has published several collections of poetry, most recently Connection Requital (Vagabond Press, 2010), as well as a children’s book, Booyooburra, a traditional Wakka Wakka story.

Since the 1970s he has been active in many of the political struggles of the Aboriginal people, particularly in southern Queensland, from the Land Rights movement, to setting up Aboriginal health and legal services, to the issue of black deaths in custody.

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