27th January 1972 saw the first tent go up on the lawn in front of Parliament House in response to the McMahon coalition government’s refusal to recognise Aboriginal Land Rights. Indigenous and non-Indigenous supporters came from all over Australia to join the protest. Within the first 6 months, the Embassy succeeded in uniting First Nations people throughout Australia in demanding uniform National Land Rights.
40 years on and the First Nations people of Australia are still fighting for Land Rights.
On the 26th January 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, there will be a “Corroboree for Sovereignty” held on the lawns of Old Parliament House, King Geroge Tce Parkes, Canberra.
Live Broadcast from the Lawns can be heard on ‘Let’s Talk’ on 98.9fm from Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th January 9:00am to 11:00am EST