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Australia Homage paid to Qld activist Sam Watson

20:08  05 december  2019
20:08  05 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Sam Watson © AAP Image Sam Watson Indigenous leader Sam Watson spent decades fighting for his community but on Friday they will pay homage to his activism before laying him to rest.

Mr Watson, a Wangerriburra and Birri Gubba man, passed away in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital surrounded by his loved ones last week.

At 67, he left behind a legacy of activism spanning decades.

His involvement in politics and his fight for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians began at the age of 16, handing out how-to-vote cards for the Yes campaign in the 1967 referendum.

Mr Watson's daughter Nicole described her father as a cherished husband, brother, uncle and grandfather, who was proud of his indigenous heritage.

A service will be held for him at Brisbane's Musgrave Park on Friday from 11am to 12.30pm.

They were aspiring aviators who were gunned down at flight school .
"He died a hero and we are beyond proud, but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled," one of the victims' relatives said.They were aspiring aviators, students from Georgia, Alabama and Florida who'd gone to Naval Air Station Pensacola to earn their wings.On Friday morning, a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was also training at the base gunned them down in a classroom building, an incident that federal authorities are investigating "with the presumption" that it was an act of terror, an FBI official said Sunday.A sheriff's deputy killed the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, after the shooting.

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