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The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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Resources The Gurindji Strike

The Gurindji Strike

Dr Harry Hobbs Last edited: October 31, 2022

This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Gurindji Strike, as a strike led by Gurindji people to gain their land back, and inspiring First Nations peoples around Australia.

The factsheet specifically covers: background information regarding the traditional Country of the Gurindji people and their history, the poor living conditions and reported experiences of child labour and sexual abuse by First Nations people, the extense of the Gurindji Strike and its consequences, the handback of land to Gurindji people, and the legacy of the strike as the first Aboriginal demonstration for land rights that obtained popular support around Australia.