Tiga Bayles, Australian radio presenter and indigenous rights activist, Died at 62

  Activist, Media

Harold James Phillip “Tiga” Bayles was born on October 6, 1953, and died on April 17, 2016.

He was an Australian radio presenter and indigenous rights activist.

He was raised in Theodore, Queensland, and was the son of Maureen Watson.

Along with his mother, Tiga Bayles established Radio Redfern, an indigenous radio program on Sydney community station Radio Skid Row.

During 1982, Tiga was involved with the Aboriginal movement protests around the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

After he relocated to Brisbane, Tiga Bayles helped establish the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA) which operated the radio station 98.9 FM (Brisbane), with the guidance of his uncle Ross Watson.

Tiga hosted the program Let’s Talk which discussed issues relevant to First Nations people.

Tiga Bayles passed away at 62 yrs old.