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The Whitlam Government & Land Rights
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One of the first politicians to visit the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was opposition leader; Gough Whitlam.

Unlike his political opponents Mr Whitlam, as leader of the Australian Labor Party, was well received by the embassy's occupants who were mainly activists from urban and rural areas of south eastern Australia.

A year earlier the ALP had adopted support for Aboriginal land rights as party policy and Mr Whitlam's sympathy for the cause added to his credibility as an alternative Prime Minister.

Soon after Labor's election victory, in December 1972, Mr Whitlam appointed Justice Edward Woodward to conduct a Royal Commission into how land rights could be successfully introduced. Justice Woodward, when a barrister, had acted for the Yolngu people in the Gove land rights case.
Gove Case
Topic
1971
aborigines, Blackburn, Justice, Gove, Gove Case, Gove Peninsula, McIntyre, Greg, Nabalco, Yirrkala
Advancement League
Topic
1962-1970
Aboriginal Advancement League, activism, Townsville
Yirrkala & Gove
Topic
1963-1971
bark petition, Gove, industry, land rights, Marika, Roy, mining, Nabalco, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Native Title & Statutory Land Rights
Topic
 
High Court judgement, land rights, Mabo judgement, native title
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
Topic
1992-
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
The Gurindji Strike
Topic
1966-1975
Australian Labor Party, Communist Party of Australia, Gurindji, land rights, Lingiarri, Vincent, Northern Territory, pastoralism, resistance, strike, The Northern Territory Land Rights Act, trade unions, Vestey, Lord, Whitlam, Gough
Increasing Popularity Of Land Rights
Topic
1960s
Aboriginal Advancement League, Australian Labor Party, land rights, politics, Whitlam, Gough
Tent Embassy
Topic
1972
activism, Australian Labor Party, Foley, Gary, land rights, resistance, tent embassy, Whitlam, Gough
The Aboriginal Land Fund Commission
Topic
1974
Aboriginal Land Fund Commission, Australian Labor Party, land rights, McMahon, William, Northern Territory, Whitlam, Gough
Justice A.E.Woodward
Image and Text
1973-1974
Central Land Council, Central Land Council, land rights, Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd, 1971 , Nabalco, Northern land Council, Northern Territory, Whitlam, Gough, Woodward, Justice A.E., Yirrkala, Yolgnu
Whitlam hand back to Gurindji
Video
Aug, 16, 1975
Australian Labor Party, Gurindji, land rights, Lingiarri, Vincent, Northern Territory, Wave Hill, Whitlam, Gough
Whitlam's Gurindji Speech
Text
Aug, 16, 1975
Central Land Council, Coombs, Dr. H.C. (Nugget), Gurindji, land rights, Nabalco, Northern land Council, Northern Territory, Wave Hill, Whitlam, Gough, Yirrkala, Yolgnu
Northern Territory Land Rights Act
Topic
1975
Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory)(1976), Australian Labor Party, Fraser, Malcolm, land rights, Northern Territory, Whitlam, Gough
Land Rights vs 'States' Rights'
Topic
1980-1992
land rights, States' rights, Whitlam, Gough
The (Broken) Promise Of National Land Rights
Topic
1983-1985
Australian Labor Party, Hawke, Bob, land rights
The Gove Case
Topic
1967-1972
Arnhem Land, Australian Court Case, bark petition, Blackburn, Justice, Gove, Gove Case, land rights, Marika, Roy, Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd, 1971 , mining, Nabalco, Northern Territory, Yirrkala
The Gove Decision Questioned
Topic
1971
Arnhem Land, Australian Court Case, bark petition, Blackburn, Justice, Canada, Gove, Gove Case, land rights, Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd, 1971 , mining, Nabalco, Northern Territory, Yirrkala
Tent 'Embassy' defiant
Newspaper
Mar, 4, 1972
activism, Canberra, land rights, land rights, tent embassy, Whitlam, Gough
Handful of sand
Image
1975
Gurindji, Lingiarri, Vincent, Whitlam, Gough