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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 Woodward Royal Commission

The Woodward Royal Commission

Dr Harry Hobbs
Last edited: November 23, 2022

This ANTAR factsheet provides information on The Woodward Royal Commission, a foundational step in the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights in Australian law.

Chaired by Justice Woodward, the Royal Commission was established in 1973 by the Whitlam Government to find an appropriate way to recognise the traditional rights and interests of Aboriginal people in and to the land.