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Aboriginal poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly known as Kath Walker) from Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland, was one of Australia's best-known writers and leaders. In 1974 Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a passenger on a hijacked BOAC aircraft when Palestinian terrorists threatened passengers and took the life of a young German banker. Oodgeroo pleaded for the banker's life and the lives of the other passengers.
Brisbane writer and academic, Sam Watson, is Oodgeroo's bloodline nephew. He has been inspired by her stories and her poetry throughout his life. In 2009 his play Oodgeroo: Bloodline to Country was performed in Brisbane. Sam Watson tells the story of the play, and reminisces about Aunty Oodgeroo and also his own life's achievements.Hear the interview