Neville Williams

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Neville "Chappy" Williams is an elder of the Wiradjuri Nation, in Western New South Wales. Known as "Uncle Chappy" to those who follow indigenous Australian customs, he is a regular at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra and a key opponent of the Barrick Gold Corporation's gold mine project at Lake Cowal. Barrick sold the Cowal Mine to Evolution Mining in 2015.[1]

He is also the father of Shawn Williams and grandfather of Kayla Williams, Emilie Williams and Janae Williams.[citation needed]

Decades earlier, at the start of the 1960s, Williams, then in his early twenties, won renown as a young boxing hopeful whom a few sports columnists had singled out as a strong candidate for becoming the first Aboriginal member of the Australian Olympic Boxing team at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo[citation needed]. Later in the decade he was featured on the Australian television boxing show TV Ringside.

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  1. ^ Validakis, Vicky (25 May 2015). "Barrick Gold sells Cowal Gold mine". Australian Mining. Prime Creative Media. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

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