Gary Foley i(17 works by)
Born: Established: 1950 Grafton, Grafton area, Grafton - Maclean area, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Gumbayngirr Gumbainggirr
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Dr Gary Foley began writing for Tracker in April 2011. His column The Contrarian appears regularly. However, Foley is better known as an activist, academic, writer and actor and his role in establishing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972, and established an Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s. Also Foley co-wrote and acted in the first Indigenous Australian stage production, Basically Black.

Personal Awards

2015 winner Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Red Ochre Award For outstanding contributions to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally

Awards for Works

The Dirty Mile : A History of Indigenous Fitzroy 2006 single work drama 'Take a walk through Fitzroy's Indigenous history and experience Indigenous people's strong and continuing historical, cultural and emotional connection to this place - from its Woiwurrung beginnings right up to the here and now. WW2 Munitions Workers, Atherton Estate locals before the High-rise, our sporting heroes, the Indigenous Fitzroy residents in the pubs, organisations, churches and back lanes. These snapshots of Fitzroy's Indigenous history the continuing theme of dispossession throughout our Indigenous experience and celebrate our social, political, cultural and sporting achievements - our resolve for self determination. Ilbijerri offers up to audience this unique Indigenous experience as an alternative to the Commonwealth games. ' Source: (Sighted 19/03/2006)
2006 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Outstanding Achievement in Literature
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