Aboriginal Embassy Canberra

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, [...]

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

2022-11-16T12:34:35+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 [...]

Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp shines light on frontier wars

2018-04-17T06:56:25+10:00April 17th, 2018|

  Sovereignty sign, Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra, Australia, 2017. Despite the invasion of their lands, killings, massacres and dispossession since 1788, First Nations have never ceded their sovereignty. Photo Jane Morrison A camp at the Embassy is expected to host 100 or more visitors who will take part in [...]

NCA starts sale process for The Lobby restaurant

2018-02-09T19:31:31+11:00February 9th, 2018|

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has started the process for the sale of the former The Lobby restaurant, occupied in early November 2017 by activists from the nearby Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra. Story at: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/the-lobby-restaurant-sale-process-started-by-national-capital-authority-20180209-h0vuiq.html Wiradjuri man, Adrian Charles Davis, 63, inspiring Aboriginal people to stand up for their Sovereignty, was arrested [...]

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