William John Kennedy
1919 – 2005
Who was William John Kennedy?
William John Kennedy, better known as Uncle Jack Kennedy, was a lifelong activist for the rights of Australian Aborigines, a Wotjobaluk clan elder of the people who spoke the Wergaia language in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. He was born on 23 March 1919 on the banks of the Wimmera River, not far from the Ebenezer Mission and died on 6 September 2005. He was the great grandson of Dick-a-Dick, a member of the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1867-68.
He served with the Australian Army in the Syrian Campaign and North Africa and later in the Pacific during World War II, and was awarded the Australian Service Medal and the English Defence Medal for this service.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
on July 23, 2013
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"William John Kennedy." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 1 Jul 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/william_john_kennedy>.