Petition to the Prime Minister embedded in a bark painting, from Yirrkala residents, 1963
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This petition is from representatives of Yirrkala clans concerning proposed mining of their traditional lands. This version of the Bark Petition contains a copy of the petition. The original petition is in storage to prevent the signatures from fading.
Source: Parliament House, Canberra; images courtesy National Archives of Australia, Canberra
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Fact-finding expedition and a petition