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Colin Martin Tatz, Australian writer. Achievements include research in monitoring social impact of uranium mining on Aboriginal populations. Recipient Officer of the Order of Australia, Government Australia, 1997. Founder, director Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sydney, 1999; Fellow: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (honorary; visiting research fellow since 2004).

Background

Tatz, Colin Martin was born on July 18, 1934 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Son of Maurice and Bessie Tatz.

Education

Bachelor, Bachelor of Laws, Natal University, South Africa, 1956. Master of Arts, Natal University, 1960. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Natal University, 1997.

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, 1964.

Career

Senior lecturer political and sociology Monash University, Melbourne, 1964—1970. Professor politics University New England, Armidale, 1971—1982, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1982—1999. Professor emeritus, since 1999.

Visiting professor politics Australian National University, Australia, 2004—2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in monitoring social impact of uranium mining on Aboriginal populations.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Obstacle Race (Australian Human Rights award, 1995), Aborigines in Sport, 18 academic books (13 solo-authored).

Membership

Founder, director Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sydney, 1999. Fellow: Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (honorary. Visiting research fellow since 2004).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, music, cooking.

Connections

Married Sandra Cecile Melmed, December 9, 1957. Children: Paul Mark, Karen Ingrid, Simon Joel.

father:
Maurice Tatz

mother:
Bessie Tatz

spouse:
Sandra Cecile Melmed

children:
Paul Mark Tatz

Karen Ingrid Tatz

Simon Joel Tatz