vincent Lingiari
Updated: 7/24/2020
vincent Lingiari
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  • wave hill 1966
  • aboriginal workers walked off
  • they were unhappy
  • 1966 Vincent Lingiari instigated the modern land rights movement
  • aboriginal leaders petitioned
  • aboriginal workers walked off the job on a cattle station at wave hill in the NT
  • Gurindji people claimed land
  • they expressed their unhappiness with their poor working conditions and disrespectful treatment.
  • 1975
  • aboriginal leaders petitioned the governor general for a lease of 500 square miles.
  • the Gurindji people were claiming that this landwas theirs because their people lived there.
  • Gough Witlam poured sand into Vincent Lingiari's hand and returned traditional lands in the NT to theGurindji people
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