1930 Palm Island tragedy The Palm Island Tragedy occurred in 1930 on Palm Island aborigines settlement on Great Palm Island in Queensland, Australia, when the settlements' Superintedent shot and wounded two people, and ...
1946 Pilbara strike The 1946 Pilbara strike was a landmark strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and work...
2004 Palm Island death in custody The 2004 Palm Island death in custody incident relates to the death of Palm Island, Queensland resident, Cameron Doomadge (tribal name: Mulrunji) on Friday, 19 November 2004 in a police cell.
2004 Redfern riots The 2004 Redfern Riots took place on the evening of Saturday the 14th, February 2004, in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern, sparked by the death of a young man named Thomas Hickey by disputed p...
2005 Macquarie Fields riots The Macquarie Fields riots were a series of disturbances across southwest Sydney in February 2005 which were referred to as a riot by both the Parliament of New South Wales and the media.
Aboriginal deaths in custody Aboriginal deaths in custody became a major issue because of a widespread perception that a disproportionate number of Indigenous Australians were dying in jail after being arrested by police.
Aborigines Advancement League The Aborigines Advancement League (also known as the Aboriginal Advancement League) claims to be the oldest Aboriginal organisation in Australia.
Aborigines Progressive Association The Aborigines Progressive Association, was established in 1937 by William Ferguson, Pearl Gibbs and Jack Patten in Dubbo, New South Wales.
Aden Ridgeway Aden Derek Ridgeway (born 18 September 1962), Australian politician, was a member of the Australian Senate for New South Wales, from 1999 to 2005, representing the Australian Democrats.
Alas Poor Yagan Alas Poor Yagan is an editorial cartoon, drawn by Dean Alston and published in The West Australian newspaper on 6 September 1997.
Arrernte Council The Arrernte Council of Central Australia Aboriginal Corporation trading as Arrernte Workforce Solutions is an Australian Aborigine council for the Arrernte, Eastern Arrernte, Central Arrernte a...
Australia Day 2012 protests The Australia Day Protests of 2012 began with a commemoration at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra to mark its 40th Anniversary and culminated in a security scare which saw the Prime Minis...
Australian Aboriginal Sovereignty Australian Aboriginal Sovereignty is a political movement amongst indigenous Australians and supported by others in the 20th century, demanding control of parts of Australia by Indigenous peoples.
Australian Aborigines' League The Australian Aborigines' League was established in Melbourne, Australia, in 1934 by William Cooper and others, including Margaret Tucker, Eric Onus, Anna and Caleb Morgan, and Shadrach James.
Breaking the silence NSW Breaking the Silence: Creating the Future. Addressing child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities in NSW released in 2006 was the report of the Aboriginal Sexual Assault Taskforce (ACSAT), h...
Bringing Them Home Bringing Them Home is the title of the Australian Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families.
Camp Sovereignty Camp Sovereignty is the name given to an indigenous Australian protest movement established to publicise the ‘Black GST’ political group.
Cedric Wyatt Cedric Wyatt is an Australian indigenous rights activist.
Central Land Council The Central Land Council is an Indigenous Land Council that represents the indigenous people of the southern half of the Northern Territory of Australia, predominantly in land issues.
Charles N. Perkins Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins, was an Australian Aboriginal activist, football player and administrator.
Charles Perkins (Aboriginal activist) Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins,(16 June 1936 – 19 October 2000) was an Australian Aboriginal activist, football (soccer) player and administrator.
Cummeragunja walk-off The Cummeragunja walk-off in 1939 was a protest by Australian Aboriginal people at the Cummeragunja Mission in southern New South Wales.
Customary Aboriginal law Customary Aboriginal law describes the legal practices of Indigenous Australians before European colonisation.
Customary law in Australia Customary law in Australia relates to the systems and practices amongst Aboriginal Australians which have developed over time from accepted moral norms in Aboriginal societies, and which regulat...
Day of Mourning The Day of Mourning was a day of protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January 1938, the sesquicentenary of British colonisation of Australia.
Essie Coffey Essie Coffey OAM (born Essienina Shillingsworth 1941 - 1998) was born near Goodooga in Northern NSW. She was a Muruwari woman and the co-founder of the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and served on a number of government bodies and Aboriginal community organisations.
Fringe dwellers "Fringe Dwellers" is a name given to groups of Aboriginal Australians who camp on the outskirts of Australian towns and cities, from which they have become excluded, generally through law or lan...
Gatjil Djerrkura Gatjil Djerrkura OAM was an Aboriginal leader and indigenous spokesman in the Northern Territory and Australia.
Gordon Briscoe Dr Gordon Briscoe AO (born in 1938) is an Indigenous Australian academic and activist.
Gurindji strike The Gurindji Strike refers to the walk-off and strike by 200 Gurindji stockmen, house servants and their families in August 1966 at Wave Hill cattle station in Australia's Northern Territory.
Gurindji Strike The Gurindji Strike (or Wave Hill Walk-Off) was a walk-off and strike by 200 Gurindji stockmen, house servants and their families in August 1966 at Wave Hill cattle station in Australia's ...
Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy The Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy was a 1990s Australian legal and political controversy that involved the clash of Indigenous Australian religious beliefs and property rights.
Hindmarsh Island Royal Commission The Hindmarsh Island Royal Commission was a legal investigation into the nature of female aboriginal religious myths that existed around Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island in South Australia.
History wars The history wars in Australia are an ongoing public debate over the interpretation of the history of the British colonisation of Australia and development of contemporary Australian society (particularly with regard to the impact on Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders).
Indigenous Coordination Centres Indigenous Coordination Centres or ICCs are regional offices of the Australian Government Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination.
Jason Glanville Jason Glanville is a member of the Wiradjuri people of central New South Wales and a leader in the indigenous community.
Kimberley Land Council Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation ICN 21 is an association of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region.
Land council Land councils, also known as land and sea councils, are Australian community organisations organised by region that represent the Indigenous Australians who occupied that region before the...
Linda Burney Linda Jean Burney (born 25 April 1957), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Canterbury for the Australian Labor Party since 2003.
Little Children are Sacred Little Children are Sacred is the report of a Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse commissioned by the government of the Northern Territory, Australi...
National Day of Healing The National Sorry Day is an Australian event, held each year on 26 May since 1998, to express regret over the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal peoples.
National Indigenous Council The National Indigenous Council was an appointed advisory body to the Australian Government through the Ministerial Taskforce on Indigenous Affairs established in November 2004 and chaired by Dr...
National Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities.
National Sorry Day National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the continent's indigenous population.
Native Title Act 1993 The Native Title Act 1993 ("NTA") is a law passed by the Australian Parliament the purpose of which is "to provide a national system for the recognition and protection of native title and for it...
Northcote Koori Mural The Northcote Koori Mural is located in St Georges Road Thornbury, Victoria in the City of Darebin.
Northern Land Council The Northern Land Council (NLC) is in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Northern Territory National Emergency Response The Northern Territory National Emergency Response (also referred to as "the intervention") was a package of changes to welfare provision, law enforcement, land tenure and other measures,...
NPY Women's Council The Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPY Women's Council) is a community based community organisation formed in 1980 delivering services to the Ngaanyatja...
Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) has been a division within the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs from 24 ...
Patrick Dodson Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome, Western Australia, he is a former Chairman of the "Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation", a former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and...
Protector of Aborigines The office of the Protector of Aborigines was established pursuant to a recommendation contained in a report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Aborigines (British Settlements).
Reconciliation Australia Reconciliation Australia is the non-government, not-for-profit foundation established in January 2001 to provide a continuing national focus for reconciliation.
Rob Riley Robert Riley (1954–1996) was an Aboriginal activist advancing Indigenous issues in Australia.
Stronger Futures Policy The Stronger Futures Policy is a multifaceted social policy of the Australian government concerning the aboriginal population of the Northern Territory.
Stronger Futures policy The Stronger Futures policy is a multifaceted social policy of the Australian government concerning the aboriginal population of the Northern Territory.
Sue Gordon Dr. Sue Gordon, AM, is a retired indigenous Australian magistrate from Western Australia.
Tanderrum A tanderrum is a ceremony enacted by the nations of the Kulin people and other Victorian aboriginal nations allowing safe passage and temporary access and use of land and resources by foreign people.
Terry Hie Hie, New South Wales Terry Hie Hie (postcode: 2400,) is a very small farming town in the north of New South Wales, Australia within the Moree Plains Shire Council.
The Block (Sydney) The Block is a colloquial but universally applied name given to a block of housing in Redfern, Sydney.
Torres Strait Islander Flag The Torres Strait Islander flag is an official flag of Australia, and is the flag that represents Torres Strait Islander people.
Trial of Lex Wotton The trial of Lex Wotton relates to the events surrounding the Townsville, Queensland proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court concerning the actions taken by Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council member Lex Wotton during the 26 November 2004 Palm Island riots.
Vincent Lingiari Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 January 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist.
Voting rights of Australian Aborigines Historically the voting rights of Australian Aborigines, or Indigenous Australians, had been restricted in Australian parliaments and local government bodies.
Yirrkala bark petitions The Yirrkala bark petitions 1963 are historic Australian documents that were the first traditional documents prepared by Indigenous Australians that were recognised by the Australian Parliament...