Australian Aboriginal History

History

Albert Namitjira

1902

Aboriginal artist and did a lot for his people.

Kath Walker

1920

poet, political activist, artist and social speaker.

Neville Bonner

1922

First Indigenous politician in Australia.

Ernie Dingo

1936

An Aboriginal actor and television presenter.

Charlie Perkins

1936

social activist, was in the freedom ride.

Eddie Mabo

1936

Leading role in Aboriginal land rights.

Evonne Goologong

1951

Australian former number one tennis player.

Warburton Ranges

1957

Aboriginal people were found sick because of nuclear and weapon testing close to the tribe.

Wave Hill Walk-off

1966 - 1975

Aboriginal people working as stockmen walk off their job because of the poor working conditions and disrespectful treatment.

Australian Referendum

1967

This referendum allowed the Aboriginal People to vote and be counted as a part of the Australian population.

Cathy Freeman

1973 - Present Day

Indigenous Australian champion sprinter.

Anthony Mundine

1975

professional boxer.

Uluru was given back

1985

Uluru was given back to the traditional owners of the land (Aboriginals)

Yothu Yindi

1986 - Present Day

A band from the Northern Territory.

Redfern Speech

1992

This is another speech by the Australian Prime Minister saying sorry to the Indigenous Australians.

Kevin Rudd sorry speech

2008 - Present day

Apologies are made to the Aboriginal people about the stolen generation.