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Gus Williams OAM is a country singer from Hermannsburg in Central Australia. He is an Arrernte man and was born in 1938 in Alice Springs.[1] He is the father of country star Warren H Williams.

In 1983 Williams was given a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to country music and Aboriginal people.[2] In 2000 he was an inductee into the Country Music Hands Of Fame in Tamworth. He was given a Deadly in 2001 for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal Music. Gus Williams was in 2004 presented with a Country Music Centenary Medal from CMAA for service to Australian society through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music. In 2005 Williams was inducted into the hall of fame at Music NT's Indigenous Music Awards.

Discography

I'm Not Trying To Forget - Ntjalka Music
My Kind Of Heaven (1993) - Ntjalka Music
Southern Cross (1993) - Ntjalka Music
Storm In My Heart - Ntjalka Music
Straight From The Heart (1992) - Ntjalka Music
Through The Years (1994) - Hadley Records

References

  • Walker, Clinton. "Namatjira's Gramphone". Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music. Pluto Press. pp. 184–197. ISBN 1864031522.  

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