The burning of the Aboriginal Flag by Mayor Greg Watson July 1982

Some Resources


The Nowra News editor was keen to give Watson coverage for his racist stunt. This edition proudly boasted “More photos page 4,5 and 6”.
Tribune 21 7 1982
SMH February 11 1983 Page 8
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The above thesis is well worth reading. Pages 172-178 (below) deal with Watson’s 1982 racist actions. The thesis is online here

P172-to-178-Gallios-thesis

Tharunka

Tharunka 7 6 1983

Appendix 1.

Watson’s anti-semitic comments out of context? You be the judge.


You can hear Mayor Watson deny he is anti-semitic here.

https://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2233083.htm

Appendix 2.

This may be of interest to supporters of the camapign to Save Huskisson Church. The link below details (on page 6) a donation made by the current owners of the Church site and the Huskisson Hotel to Cl Greg Watson’s 2003 State Govenment election campaign.

https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/NSWEC/media/NSWEC/FDC%20Disclosures/NSW%20State%20election%202003/Southcoast.pdf