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Documents - Aboriginal Embassy, 1972

Statement in Gupapunyngu expressing the Yirrkala people's views on land rights

Statement in Gupapunyngu expressing the Yirrkala people's views on land rights

Identity, July 1971

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English translation of Yirrkala statement in the Gupapunyngu language

English translation of Yirrkala statement in the Gupapunyngu language

This document is in Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History, Allen and Unwin, 1999, pp. 236-237

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May Day marchers support Aboriginal land rights

May Day marchers support Aboriginal land rights

The Australian, 3 May 1971

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Prime Minister McMahon rejects land rights

Prime Minister McMahon rejects land rights

Pamphlet, Commonwealth Government Printing Office, Canberra, 26 January 1972

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'A price on our guilt' Australia Day editorial, <em>The Australian</em>, 26 January 1972

'A price on our guilt' Australia Day editorial, The Australian, 26 January 1972

The Australian, 26 January 1972

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Bruce Petty cartoon satirising Prime Minister McMahon's position on land rights

Bruce Petty cartoon satirising Prime Minister McMahon's position on land rights

The Australian, 25 January 1972

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'The Aboriginal Embassy: its purpose and aims', John Newfong

'The Aboriginal Embassy: its purpose and aims', John Newfong

Identity, July 1972

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A foolscap-sized poster with the heading: On National Aborigines Day 1972 Trade Unions Declare.

Trade unions declaration in support of Aboriginal civil and land rights

The Australian, 14 July 1972

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President of the Australian Council of Churches, Bishop Garnsey's telegram protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and supporting Aboriginal land rights legislation.

Australian Council of Churches protesting the removal of the tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This telegram drew a parallel between the attitudes of the South African and Australian governments towards the treatment of indigenous peoples.

Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union protesting forced removal of the tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This letter writer urged the government to hold an enquiry into poverty in Australia.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This correspondent wrote that 'Australia is the only country in the world which still refuses to return any substantial amount of land to its Aboriginal people'.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This letter writer reminded the Prime Minister that he had been given a mandate in 1967 and that it was up to him to exercise it.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This letter writer accused the government of cowardice and racism in its choice of methods to remove the tents.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This writer requested that the government 'give these people back their land and their dignity'.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting the removal of the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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This letter writer announced an intention to vote Labor, describing the Prime Minister William McMahon as a racist.

Letter to the Prime Minister protesting police violence in removing the Aboriginal Embassy tents

A463, 1972/3205, National Archives of Australia, Canberra

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