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Charles N. Perkins

Charles Perkins, University of Sydney, approx 1965, as first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from an Australian University.
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Birth datec.1936/1937
Official date 16 June 1936
Place of birthAlice Springs, Northern Territory
Date of death19 October 2000(age 64)
Death placeSydney, New South Wales
Cause of deathRenal failure
Other namesCharlie Perkins, Kumantjayi Perkins
EthnicityAboriginal Australian Arrernte and Kalkadoon
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Known forActivism, Public Service, Sport
SpouseEileen Munchenberg
ChildrenHetti, Rachel and Adam

Charles N. Perkins

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Full nameCharles Nelson Perkins
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Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins,(born c.1936/1937, in Alice Springs, Northern Territory - died 19 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales) was an Australian Aboriginal activist, football (soccer) player and administrator. He was known as Kumantjayi Perkins in the period immediately following his death. Kumantjayi is a name used to refer to a deceased person in Arrernte culture.

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