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Catch up with Tiga Bayles

By Administrator | 26 September 2012

Tiga Bayles a descendant of the Wirri clan of the Birri Gubba Nation, is a social activist and supporter of Aboriginal land rights.  He is also a deadly leader in the Brisbane Community who was involved on the streets during the lead up to and during the 1982 Commonwealth Games. His active role has continued beyond the 1980’s to include this year’s celebrations and gatherings down in Canberra for the Tent Embassy’s 40th year.

I first met Tiga over 20 years now when I first moved to Brisbane and he has remained a constant figure in the community and someone who I admire for his committment and passion. Its also great to look back over the many images of Tiga throughout the years – long hair and all!

Tiga’s story features in the upcoming State Of Emergency exhibition in kuril dhagun and we are proud and honoured to have him involved.

Come along this Sunday to hear some more stories and watch Tiga officially open the exhibition.

State of Emergency opens Sunday 30th September 2012 @ 1.30pm

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