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Event Start
13th Feb 2019 at 6:45am
Event End
13th Feb 2019 at 9:00am

Uncle Jack Charles to present at the 2019 Apology Breakfast

Reconciliation SA is excited to announce that this year’s Apology Breakfast keynote address will be given by legendary actor and Stolen Generations member, Uncle Jack Charles.

Uncle Jack is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer. Who, in his 75 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prisons. Uncle Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle.

Acknowledged as the grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia, Uncle Jack co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company, Nindethana, in 1972. His acting career spans over six decades. Uncle Jack was the subject of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s award-winning documentary Bastardy, and was awarded the prestigious Tudawali Award at the Message Sticks Festival in 2009, honouring his lifetime contribution to Indigenous media. He was also recipient of a Green Room Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

The Apology Breakfast will be held on Wednesday 13th February at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Tickets are selling fast with over half already sold Be quick to secure yours today through Trybooking.