Content tagged with Activists

From Art Petition to the People's Movement for Reconciliation

On 12 October 1997, Australia awoke to the biggest art petition the nation had ever seen. Assembled on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra were...

Blog post - 9 Nov 2017

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week history Aboriginal rights groups began boycotting and protesting against Australia Day well before the 1920s. This eventually led to a...

Explore article - 23 Jun 2017

Images from AIATSIS Collection projected for Enlighten

Pictures from the AIATSIS photographic collection feature in the Museum of Australian Democracy’s contribution to this year’s Enlighten Festival....

Blog post - 2 Mar 2017

Australian Aboriginal Studies: Issue 2, 2014

Abstracts for Issue 1, 2014 The astronomy of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peoples and their neighbours Robert S Fuller, Ray P Norris and Michelle...

Publication or resource - 21 Jul 2015

The Referendum Australia Had to Have

As we discuss recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution, learn about what compelled the nation to...

Explore article - 4 Jun 2015

Fighting Hard – The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Fighting Hard (Aboriginal Studies Press, $39.95), provides fascinating insights into one of Australia’s most remarkable organisations – the oldest...

News - 27 Apr 2015

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal leader's quest for justice

Summary Widely regarded as one of the great Aboriginal leaders of the modern era, Rob Riley was at the centre of debates that have polarised views...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League

Summary Most non-Indigenous Australians know of Charles Perkins. Many are familiar with a few other Aboriginal leaders. Yet few have heard of...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

Publication or resource - 29 Jan 2015

Coranderrk: We will show the country

Summary The Aboriginal people of Coranderrk reserve in central Victoria waged a sustained campaign for justice, land rights and self-determination...

Publication or resource - 28 Jan 2015

A Man of All Tribes: The life of Alick Jackomos

Summary Alick Jackomos was the son of Greek migrant parents, born in Collingwood, who grew up during the Great Depression. His is a...

Publication or resource - 23 Jan 2015

Paddy's Road: Life stories of Patrick Dodson

Summary While Patrick Dodson's bearded image is well known, the remarkable history of this outstanding Aboriginal leader has never before been...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

The Lone Protestor wins Magarey Medal for Biography

Dr Fiona Paisley holding her Award winning book The Lone Protestor Written by Historian Dr Fiona Paisley and published by Aboriginal Studies...

News - 12 Dec 2014

The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League

Summary Most non-Indigenous Australians know of Charles Perkins. Many are familiar with a few other Aboriginal leaders. Yet few have heard of...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Fight for Liberty and Freedom: The origins of Australian Aboriginal activism

Summary The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), began life in 1924. Although less known today, current Aboriginal political...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

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