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Who signed the Yirrkala bark petition?

Who signed the Yirrkala bark petition?

In July 1963 two Labor members of parliament travelled to Arnhem Land – Kim Beazley and Gordon Bryant, who was also senior vice-president of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement.

Who was involved in the Yirrkala court case?

Five brothers of the Rirratjingu clan, Mawalan Marika, Mathaman Marika, Milirrpum Marika, Dhunggala Marika and Dadaynga “Roy” Marika led the thirteen clans, being traditional owners of the land in question.

What was the 1963 bark petition?

In 1963 the Australian government took 300 square kilometres of land from the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land without even asking them. Wanting their voices to be heard, the Yolngu people submitted two bark petitions that made history, but didn’t help them.

Was the Yirrkala bark petition successful?

The petition was successful, and the township still stands under that name today. The 1988 bark petition, known as the Barunga Statement called for self-determination, land rights, compensation and Indigenous rights.

What was the black line in Tasmania?

By 1830 a virtual state of war existed and many settlers were demanding that something decisive be done. In response, Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur ordered thousands of able-bodied settlers to form what became known as the ‘Black Line’, a human chain that crossed the settled districts of Tasmania.

How much land did the gurindji people get?

The Gurindji people had lived on their homelands in what is now the Victoria River area of the Northern Territory for tens of thousands of years when in 1883 the colonial government granted almost 3,000 square kilometres of their country to the explorer and pastoralist Nathaniel Buchanan.

What was the outcome of the legal action Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd?

Ruling. Justice Blackburn found that the Yolngu people could not prevent mining on their lands. He held that native title was not part of the law of Australia, and even had it existed, any native title rights had been extinguished.

What is Aboriginal name for Tasmania?

In the 20th century, some writers used it as an Aboriginal name for Tasmania, spelled “Trowenna” or “Trowunna”. It is now believed that the name is more properly applied to Cape Barren Island, which has had an official dual name of “Truwana” since 2014.

What did the Gurindji people want?

The Gurindji people, like other Mobs across ‘Australia’, did not want to leave their Country and pastoralists wanted cheap labour in the cattle and sheep stations. As a result, Aboriginal people became an important but heavily exploited part of the cattle and sheep industry across the Northern Territory.

Which famous Aboriginal inventor is on the $50 note?

David Unaipon
Preacher, writer and inventor, David Unaipon contributed to Australian society and broke many prejudice Indigenous stereotypes along the way. He’s the wry smiling Aboriginal man wearing a collar folded like a paper aeroplane on the 50 dollar note .

What was the significance of the decision in Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd 1971 )?

Why was the Mabo decision made?

The Mabo decision was a turning point for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights, because it acknowledged their unique connection with the land. It also led to the Australian Parliament passing the Native Title Act in 1993.

How do you say thank you in Aboriginal?

Basically there is no phrase for thank you. Is a common greeting in outback NSW for aboriginals. But honestly, although your intentions are good, it is not expected and may not be appreciated. Perhaps it would be more prudent for you to ask a friendly aboriginal guide out that way, if you get a chance.

Who led the Gurindji strike?

Vincent Lingiari
On the 23rd August 1966, Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji man, led around 200 of his people in a strike where they walked off Wave Hill station – this action was supported by many unionists across the Country.

Who invented the helicopter Aboriginal?

David Unaipon was an aboriginal Australian who is famous for his inventions most prominently an improved mechanical sheep shearing hand tool. He applied for patents for as many as nineteen inventions and conceptualized the helicopter 22 years before it became a reality.

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