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Documents - Wave Hill walk off, 1966-75

This article draws attention to the patronising and racist terms used to address Aboriginal people at this time.

'Boy!'

Melbourne Herald, 22 February 1965

More info on 'Boy!'

This Northern Territory Council for Aboriginal Rights resolution on improving Aboriginal living standards was composed at the people's request by Frank Hardy following a meeting which set out these points.

'Program for improved living standards'

Barry Christophers Papers, 1951-1981, MS 7992/8/7, National Library of Australia

More info on 'Program for improved living...

Petition to Lord Casey, Governor-General of Australia from four Gurindji spokesmen, April 1967

Petition to Lord Casey, Governor-General of Australia from four Gurindji spokesmen, April 1967

National Library of Australia, Frank Hardy Papers, 4887/73/6

Download Petition to Lord Casey, Governor-General of Australia from four Gurindji spokesmen, April 1967 [PDF 863kb]

Governor-General's response to the Gurindji petition, June 1967

Governor-General's response to the Gurindji petition, June 1967

National Archives of Australia, Darwin

Download Governor-General's response to the Gurindji petition, June 1967 [PDF 12kb]

Aboriginal protesters opposed the proposed Northern Territory Bill which would enable Aborigines to lease and then sell land within Aboriginal Reserves.

We don't want these land 'rights'

Northern Territory News, 28 February 1968

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Abschol campaign brochure: Boycott Vestey's products

Abschol campaign brochure: Boycott Vestey's products

Save the Gurindji Campaign, Barry Christophers papers, MS 7992, National Library of Australia

Download Abschol campaign brochure: Boycott... [PDF 971kb]

Further online resources

Some of the Commonwealth records relevant to the Wave Hill walk off are available online from the National Archives of Australia's Fact sheet 224 - Wave Hill 'walk-off'



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