Jack Davis (playwright)

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Jack Davis (11 March 1917 - 17 March 2000) was a notable Australian 20th-century playwright and poet, and an Indigenous rights campaigner. He was born in Western Australia, in the small town of Yarloop, and lived in Fremantle towards the end of his life. He was of the Aboriginal Noongar people, and much of his work dealt with the Indigenous Australian experience. He has been referred to as the 20th Century's Aboriginal Poet Laureate, and many of his plays are on Australian school syllabuses.

Davis was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1976, and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ "Indigenous Australians excel in many fields", Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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