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Demonstration in support of Aboriginal rights in 1974

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1974 that shows a demonstration in support of Aboriginal rights outside the then Parliament House (now Old Parliament House) in Canberra.

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Protesters outside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, 1974

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1974 that shows Aboriginal activists outside the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of (Old) Parliament House in Canberra.

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Charles Perkins at the Aboriginal Embassy anniversary, 1982

This is a colour photograph showing well-known Indigenous Australian Dr Charles Perkins speaking outside (now Old) Parliament House in Canberra at the tenth anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The Aboriginal flag appears in the background.

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Five fast facts: the Aboriginal tent embassy

This is a teacher reference page that explores the history of the tent embassy first erected in Canberra in 1972 as a protest for the lack of land rights provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The web page presents the impact of the tent embassy in bringing Indigenous issues to the forefront and its ...