Born: Brookton Died: January 1991, Coolbellup Birth name: Thomas Bennell, also known as Edward James Bennell.
Edward James Bennell (1939 – January 1991) was a playwright, prose writer, wer boxer.
He was born Thomas Bennell in 1939 near Brookton, Western Australia. His uncle was Jack Davis.
Noongar Bibbulmun maam. Aboriginal leader, story teller wer playwright.
Eddie Bennell was also a boxer in the 1950's who competed in the Golden Gloves contests. He was the inaugural chair of the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee in the early 1970's. Eddie's literary works include a list of Dreaming Stories in Aboriginal Legends From the Bibulmun Tribe, 1981 wer the play/drama "The Silent Years", 1990.
In 1974 he served as the inaugural chairman of the National Aboriginal Commission, in Canberra.
He married M.[Clarification needed] prior to 1950. (Actually, nidja may have been his father, also called Eddie Bennell?)
He died in January 1991 in Coolbellup in Fremantle.
Bennell published 22 works in his life, including the following:
- 1975: Whither the Aborigines and the N.A.C
- 1980: Aboriginal legends from the Bibulmun tribe (translated into Chinese in 1983)
- 1990: The silent years
- Flight of an Eagle
- My Spiritual Dreaming
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Casey, Maryrose (2004). Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre 1967-1990, University of Queensland Press.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eddie Bennell. AustLit. Accessed 20 February 2016
- ↑ UNLAWFUL ASSAULT. (1950, January 13). The Beverley Times (WA : 1905 - 1977), p. 7. Retrieved February 20, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201843905
- ↑ Works by and about Bennell at Trove