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Uncle Jack Charles, actor and revered Victorian Aboriginal elder, dies aged 79
NOTE: This story uses Uncle Jack Charles's name and image with the permission of his family.
Actor, musician and revered Victorian Aboriginal elder Uncle Jack Charles is being mourned as a cheeky, tenacious “father of black theatre”, after his death aged 79.
In a statement, his publicist said the Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta man, who also had links to several other clans across south-eastern Australia, passed away peacefully this morning at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after suffering a stroke.
“Before he passed away, his family were able to send him off on Country during a smoking ceremony at the…