Avoiding An Era Of Symbolism In Indigenous Affairs

Melbourne University Press
LEFT TURN, 2012, 1st, pp. 82 - 92
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Australia Day, 2012. It is forty years since four Aboriginal, men drove from Redfern in Sydney to Canberra to set up a small protest against the McMahon government's refusal to support a land' rights agenda for Indigenous Australia. The original action in 1972 captured the attention of the nation-and the world-but it also resonated with the deep dissatisfaction felt by Aboriginal people who, five years after the success of the 1967 referendum, found their day-to-day circumstances had not changed.
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