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Can you prove your Aboriginality, Mr Charles? Yes, here is my certificate of dispossession!

Jack-Charles1Back in November 2012 the outrageously disrespectful story unearthed the insistence by the Australia Council for Uncle Jack Charles, a highly respected statesman Elder to provide them with Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA).

The facts are Uncle Jack Charles' mother was a Bunnerong woman, his father a Wiradjuri man and Uncle Jack was born in Melbourne in 1943.

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