One of the most significant events in the history of Aboriginal land rights has been remembered in the Northern Territory, Bill Code reports.
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SBS
29 Aug 2011 - 3:51 PM  UPDATED 3 Sep 2013 - 5:56 PM

One of the most significant events in the history of Aboriginal land rights has been remembered in the Northern Territory. The Gurrindji people have been re-enacting what's known as the Walk-off.

In August 1966, Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji spokesman, led a walk-off of 200 Aboriginal stockmen, house servants, and their families from Wave Hill as a protest against the work and pay conditions.

The strike was part of a widespread campaign begun by workers on Brunette Downs Station and supported by non-Indigenous people, including unionists and the author Frank Hardy.

The protesters camped at Wattie Creek (Daguragu) and sought the return of some of their traditional lands to develop a cattle station.

They petitioned the Governor-General in 1967, and leaders toured Australia to raise awareness about their cause.

Wave Hill Station is located approximately 600 kilometres south of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

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