Wave Hill Station Walk Off

August 21, 2023

Growing up in the East Kimberley, with family links to Vincent Lingiari, the Wave Hill Walk Off is not only of national importance, but personal importance.

This week we celebrate the anniversary of the Wave Hill Walk Off which started on 23rd of August 1966. The walk off of 200 Gurindji stockmen, domestic workers and their families started strike action that would stretch out across 7 years but result in the Gurindji people being handed back portions of their Country- and passing of the first legislation that allowed for First Nations peoples to claim land title.

This was a significant event in our shared Australian history.

It is a story of dispossession and exploitation- but also a story of strength. A story it is so important for everyone to know.

So how can you find out more?

What can I share with young people?

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