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

Tuesday 11th June 2013 On this day in 1988 the Barunga Statement was presented to Prime Minister Bob Hawke AIATSIS Collection Barunga Barunga Statement In the 1870’s pastoralists and telegraph line construction crews followed the explorers; tin mining began in 1913 and continued until 1946. The Darwin – Mataranka railway was completed in 1928. During […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Tuesday 4th June 2013 On this day in 2000 over 60,000 people walked across the William Jolly Bridge in Brisbane in support for Aboriginal peoples and Reconciliation Reconciliation Australia Bridge Walk Fact Sheet Reconciliation March across Brisbane’s William Jolly Bridge, 4 June 2000. Photo © Ed Parker.  

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Tuesday 28th May 2013 On this day in 2000 over 300,000 people walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support for Aboriginal peoples and Reconciliation Bridge Walk Fact Sheet On May 28, 2000 more than 300,000 people walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support of Indigenous Australians and reconciliation. Held the day after Corroboree […]

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Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week

Monday 27 May 2013 – Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week Song to Sing … by Archie Roach [youtube=http://youtu.be/m2c7zk8Grp8] ARCHIE ROACH – ‘Song To Sing’ is taken from the new album INTO THE BLOODSTREAM Into The Bloodstream represents a triumphant return for a man who has suffered profound loss. On the verge of giving up, […]

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2013 Australia – Significant Aboriginal Dates in Aboriginal History

Monday 27th May 2013 Today is the 46th Anniversary of the success of the 1967 Referendum to amend the Australian Constitution National Archives of Australia Fact Sheet 150 On 27 May 1967 a Federal referendum was held. The first question, referred to as the ‘nexus question’ was an attempt to alter the balance of numbers in the Senate […]

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