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Uncle Jack Charles, portrait and colourful coffin at his Melbourne funeral

Uncle Jack Charles farewelled at emotional funeral service

The incredible life of beloved Indigenous elder, trailblazing actor and proud gay man Uncle Jack Charles has been remembered at his state funeral service in Melbourne. The Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta man was honoured as the “finest storyteller of them all” at Hamer Hall on Tuesday afternoon. The actor, musician, …

Uncle Jack Charles, beloved Indigenous elder and actor

How to watch Uncle Jack Charles’ state funeral service

Uncle Jack Charles will be farewelled at a state funeral service in Melbourne on Tuesday that will be livestreamed online. The actor, musician, gay man, activist and member of the Stolen Generation died in Melbourne after a stroke on September 13, aged 79. Uncle Jack’s loved ones accepted a state funeral for the beloved Elder …

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Uncle Jack Charles to be honoured with state funeral in Melbourne

Beloved Indigenous actor and Elder Uncle Jack Charles will be honoured at a state funeral in Melbourne next month. The actor, musician, gay man, activist and member of the Stolen Generation died in Melbourne after a stroke on September 13, aged 79. Uncle Jack’s family has accepted an offer from the Victorian government for a …

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Labor government weakness calls for a strong response

The new Labor government should be trying to revive support from the LGBTIQA+ communities, especially after it voted for the Religious Discrimination Bill earlier this year. But it’s doing exactly the opposite, going soft on our issues, including the Census. The mainstream media has also demonstrated a worrying coyness about LGBTIQA+ issues and public figures. …

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Beloved actor and Indigenous Elder Uncle Jack Charles dies aged 79

Revered Australian actor and prominent Indigenous Elder Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79. The Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta senior Elder passed away in Melbourne on Tuesday morning. He died surrounded by friends and family at the Royal Hospital of Melbourne after suffering a stroke, his publicist said. His family …