40th Anniversary of Aboriginal Land Rights




40 Years Since Gough Whitlam Returned Land to the Gurindji People


"Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof in Australian law that these lands belong to the Gurindji people, and I put into your hands part of the earth as a sign that this land will be the possession of you and your children forever."

40 years ago today, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam passed a handful of Daguragu soil into the hand of Gurindji elder Vincent Lingiari, and returned land to the Gurindji people.

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