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Cec Fisher Cec Fisher i(A13588 works by) (a.k.a. Cecil Fisher)
Also writes as: Black Banjo - Cec Fisher
Born: Established: 18 Apr 1933 Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 19 Feb 2009
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Cec Fisher was born at the Cherbourg Aboriginal Community in 1933 and was a recognised Elder in the south-east region of Queensland. He was educated to Year 4 level and sent out to the workforce at 14 years of age. He had many occupations, including stockman, railway fettler and he served in the Korean War. In additon, Fisher was a Brisbane witness at the Stolen Children Inquiry in 1996.

Through his poetry Fisher explores the history of the Indigenous people in Queensland from the Dreamtime to the present. His writing highlights the struggles for justice, freedom and basic human rights of his people. He is known to many as 'Black Banjo' but doesn't appear to have used this name as a pseudonym.

Fisher published three collections of poetry: Flag of Unity, Poems from the Bush and 'Unity Now'.


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