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1992: High Court’s Mabo judgement
1992: High Court’s Mabo judgement
Jun 3 all-day
High Court’s Mabo judgement in 1992 which recognised the native title rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and overturned the notion of terra nullius.
Mabo Day
Mabo Day
Jun 3 all-day
 
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Myall Creek Massacre 1838
Myall Creek Massacre 1838
Jun 10 all-day
On 10 June 1838, the Myall Creek Massacre occurs. 12 heavily armed colonists rounded up and brutally kill 28 Aborigines from a group of 40 or 50 people gathered at Henry Dangar’s Station, at Myall Creek. The massacre was believed to be a payback for the killing of several hut keepers and two shepherds. But most of those killed were ...
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Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines is established, 1958
Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines is established, 1958
Jun 13 all-day
On the 13th June 1958, Aboriginal delegates Jeff Barnes, pastor Doug Nicholls and Bert Groves joined unionists, feminists, communists and Christians to campaign for Aboriginal affairs to become a federal matter, in order to end the discriminatory state-based acts. This group was named the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines (FCAA). FCAA, which became the Federal Council for the ...
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Lionel Rose’s Birthday
Lionel Rose’s Birthday
Jun 21 all-day
Lionel Edmund Rose MBE (21 June 1948 – 8 May 2011) was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title. He later became the first Indigenous Australian to be named Australian of the Year.
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