Aboriginal elder, author and artist dies

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The following story uses Uncle Jack Charles’ name and image with permission of the family.

Aboriginal elder, author, artist and activist Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79.

The Boon Wurrang, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta Senior elder, passed away peacefully “surrounded by his family and loved ones”, his family said.

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The 79-year-old died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after a stroke.

Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79.
Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79. (Don Arnold)



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