Aboriginal Embassy 50th Anniversary

Sovereignty: 50 Years of the Tent Embassy

2024-02-01T14:09:45+11:00February 10th, 2022|

Dan Bourchier, ABC News, Canberra, traces the 50 years of history and continuing relevance of Canberra's Aboriginal Embassy. New item not currently (1 February 2024) available on ABCiView. Similar news items appeared in other news outlets at the time.  "The Aboriginal Tent Embassy at 50: the history of an [...]

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

2022-10-02T08:56:28+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 the [...]

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, [...]

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