|Born||1938 (age 81–82)|
|Education||BA (Hist), MA, PhD - Australian National University|
|Employer||Australian National University|
Born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, Briscoe is descended from the Marduntjara and Pitjantjatjara nations of Central Australia. As a boy he was removed from his mother as a child and was educated at St Francis House in Adelaide.
After playing state league for Adelaide Croatia alongside Charles Perkins and John Moriarty, Briscoe moved to England in 1958 with the hope of playing professional football. He had stints at Barnet and Preston North End (although he did not make a first team appearance), before returning to Australia at the suggestion of his former schoolmate and teammate Perkins.
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- "People - Gordon Briscoe". Collaborating for Indigenous Rights. National Museum of Australia. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- "Staff Profile - John Moriarty". Australian National University. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- "Catalogue - Summary". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- Briscoe, Gordon (1938–?) – biographical entry at Indigenous Australia website