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Charles Nelson (Charlie) Perkins (1936–2000)

Charles Nelson (Charlie) Perkins

PUBLICATION: Charles Perkins, A Bastard Like Me, Ure Smith, 1975, Sydney SEX: Male BIRTH DATE: C.1936-7 BIRTH PLACE: Alice Springs FIRST LANGUAGE: English SIGNIFICANT LOCALITIES: Alice Springs: Charles was born on a table in the Alice Spring’s Telegraph Station (when it was the Half-caste Institution’. (p.7) The residents of the reserve were not allowed to enter Alice Springs at night, except to go to the movies on Saturdays. (p.8) He lived in a mud hut in Alice Springs...

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