Lionel Fogarty

Lionel Fogarty is a Yugambeh man, born on Wakka Wakka land in South Western Queensland near Murgon on a ‘punishment reserve’ outside Cherbourg. Throughout the 1970s, he worked as an activist for Aboriginal Land Rights and protesting Aboriginal deaths in custody. In 1993, his younger brother, Daniel Yock, died while in police custody. He has published numerous collections of poetry, including the award-winning Connection Requital and Mogwie-Idan: Stories of the land.

Avant Gaga Reading & Xenotext Fri 25 Aug 4-530pm Judith Wright Performance, free