2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Sunday 1st December 2013 Today is the 36th Anniversary of the term of Sir Douglas Nicholls as Australia’s First Aboriginal Governor Sir Douglas Nicholls (Pastor) “Aboriginal People are the skeleton in the cupboard of Australia’s national life …. outcasts in our own land.” … Doug Nicholls, National Day of Mourning speech, 1938. “All we want […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Today is World Food Day Visit the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations In some ways, the world seems more prosperous, connected and global than ever before. Yet hundreds of millions of people are just struggling to survive. Parents go to bed at night with the deep anguish that […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty United Nations Events – Poverty Day The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the UN General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Saturday 21st September 2013 Today is International Day of Peace United Nations Events – Day of Peace Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Monday 2nd September 2013 Today is the Anniversary of the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation was established as a statutory authority on 2 September 1991 when the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Act 1991 received the Royal Assent. Its first members were appointed on 15 December 1991. Like other […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Thursday 22nd August 2013 Today is the Anniversary of Freedom Day – The Gurindji Walk-Off from Wave Hill From wage rights to land rights In August 1966, Aboriginal pastoral workers walked off the job on the vast Vesteys’ cattle station at Wave Hill in the Northern Territory. At first they expressed their unhappiness with their […]

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