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Thousands commemorate birth of indigenous land rights battle

Helen Davidson |  29 September 2017

Thousands flocked to the remote Aboriginal community of Kalkarindji on Friday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off.

Among the politicians, union members, and supporters gathered at the Freedom Day festival, were the participants of the August 1966 strike and their families. Many attendees used the event to protest against current employment programs which they argued still treated Indigenous people like second class citizens working for below minimum wage.

 


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