Len Watson, Sydney Town Hall28 April 1970

by Tribune (Communist Party of Australia, Central Committee)

Len Watson

‘We must put aside shame, study and identify with our Aboriginal and Islander culture, otherwise there is no hope for our peoples. Violence is going to start. I don’t want to see it, but it’s coming for sure.’

Len Watson was a member of the Brisbane Tribal Council. He spoke out passionately and candidly about the discrimination and racism experienced by black Australians and lobbied for improved rights and conditions.

Quote from Tribune, 6 May 1970