Gary Foley

Gary Foley (born 11 May 1950) is an Australian Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and actor (he eschews Australian nationality). He is best known for his role in establishing the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972 and for establishing an Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern in the 1970s. Foley also co-wrote and acted in the first indigenous Australian stage production, Basically Black.

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Black Theatre (Sydney) - History - 1972
... Gary Foley recalls one action to support the establishment of a legal service ... he held acting classes in 1969 for Indigenous actors including Gary Foley and Dennis Walker at the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs ... The cast included Aileen Corpus, Gary Foley, Zac Martin, Bob Maza and Bindi Williams ...
Gary Foley - Academic Career
... Gary Foley completed a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University in 2000 before completing a First Class Honours Degree in 2002 ... Foley is currently completing a doctorate at the University of Melbourne, where until 2008 he was also a lecturer and tutor before resigning in protest at the University's apparent lack ... Foley also maintains the Kooriweb site on Aboriginal history and was formerly a senior lecturer at Swinburne University ...