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50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Embassy celebrated

2022-01-26T20:31:36+11:00January 26th, 2022|

Aboriginal Embassy, 50th Anniversary March, Canberra 26 January 2022. Photo: Jane Morrison.  This march began from the National Film and Sound Archive, in the precinct of the Australian National University, where the July 1972 protest marches, supporting Aboriginal land rights, sovereignty and the Aboriginal Embassy, started. The above photograph was taken [...]

Ghillar Michael Anderson recalls the first Aboriginal Embassy

2022-01-25T15:02:35+11:00January 25th, 2022|

Sally Pryor of The Canberra Times interviews Ghillar Michael Anderson about his memories of setting up the Aboriginal Embassy on the lawns opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra on 26 January 1972:  https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7573856/what-we-need-is-respect-recent-protester-actions-at-odds-with-tent-embassy/  (Story The Canberra Times 8 January 2022) Mr Anderson won't be deterred by recent efforts to derail [...]

Aboriginal Embassy still a potent celebration of protest

2022-01-25T14:07:56+11:00January 25th, 2022|

The Aboriginal Embassy was set up 50 years ago under a beach umbrella opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia on 26 January 1972. The Embassy remains a stark reminder of the treat of First Nations peoples and of Australian history. From left: Ghillar Michael Anderson, Billie Craigie, Bert Williams, [...]

Aboriginal Embassy a ‘stroke of Genius’

2022-01-25T13:47:28+11:00January 25th, 2022|

The Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra, 26 January 2021. Invasion/Survival Day 26 January 2022 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Aboriginal Embassy on the lawns opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra on 26 January 1972. Photo: Jane Morrison Green Left spoke to Gumainggir activist and historian Professor Gary [...]

How the kidnapping of a First Nations man on New Year’s Eve in 1788 may have led to a smallpox epidemic

2022-01-25T12:45:16+11:00January 25th, 2022|

The Conversation, 11 January 2022: https://theconversation.com/how-the-kidnapping-of-a-first-nations-man-on-new-years-eve-in-1788-may-have-led-to-a-smallpox-epidemic-173732 Captains Hunter, Collins & Johnston with Governor Phillip, Surgeon White &c. visiting a distressed female native of New South Wales at a hut near Port Jackson 1793, National Library of Australia [nla.pic-an789041]

How four men with a beach umbrella made history in the battle for Aboriginal sovereignty

2022-01-15T12:52:52+11:00January 15th, 2022|

The "Founding Four" under a beach umbrella 26 January 1972 Story on how the Aboriginal Embassy was set up on the lawns opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia  by Jannetta Quinn-Bates for IndigenousX, 14 January 2022: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/14/how-four-men-with-a-beach-umbrella-made-history-in-the-battle-for-aboriginal-sovereignty Read more history of the Aboriginal Embassy on [...]

McAvoy advocates for truth commissions, treaties with First Peoples

2021-11-13T21:43:26+11:00November 13th, 2021|

Barrister Tony McAvoy SC advocates for truth commissions and treaties with First Peoples.in his 2021 Dr Charles Perkins oration.  In recent years, encouraging the broader Australian public to take an interest in Indigenous Affairs has proven both difficult and problematic, as it is commonly punctuated by calls for Aboriginal [...]

Following freedom fighter Fanny’s footsteps through the city of Perth

2021-11-09T18:11:05+11:00November 9th, 2021|

Read Lee Tate's fascinating story of Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, a Whadjuck resistance fighter, who the national Trust of Western Australia has brought from obscurity with a Perth walking trail on the 110th anniversary of her death in 1907. Fanny Balbuk Yoreel was unwavering in maintaining [...]

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