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Handback ceremony to mark Wave Hill protest

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 20 August 2004


Aboriginal groups will celebrate the historic Wave Hill protest in the Northern Territory today with a land handback ceremony.

On August 23 1966, the Gurundji people, led by Vincent Lingiari, walked off Lord Vestey's Wave Hill cattle station to protest against appalling working conditions and the loss of their traditional lands.

The Wave Hill walk-off is one of the nation's most renowned Indigenous events and is widely accepted as the birthplace of the Territory's land rights movement.

To locals, it is known as freedom day.

Today's anniversary will see the Northern Territory Government hand back two small parcels of land to the people of Kalkaringi and Daguragu.


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