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Claude (Candy) Williams (1929–1983)

Claude ‘Candy’ Williams (1929–1983), musician, was born on Erambie mission near Cowra, New South Wales. He toured with Jimmy Little's All Coloured Show during the 1960s. His brother and sister-in-law were Harry and Wilga Williams and he also played with their band, the Country Outcasts, which toured throughout Victoria and New South Wales in the 1960s and 1970s. Claude and his wife Hazel lived in Sydney and had two children, Claude and Avril. He was Jimmy Little’s best man at his wedding in 1957. Committed to the progress and advancement of Aboriginal people, he joined the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs and the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. He died in 1983. 

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'Williams, Claude (Candy) (1929–1983)', Indigenous Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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Cowra, New South Wales, Australia


1983 (aged ~ 54)

Cause of Death

urinary tract infection

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