The Aboriginal Land Fund Commission
Prime Minister McMahon's 1972 Australia Day speech was a disappointment for land rights campaigners. However he did promise to buy back some land for aborigines whose country was not part of a reserve.
Later that year a Federal election brought a change of government after twenty three years of conservative rule.
The Whitlam Government introduced a new approach to land rights which included the establishment of an Aboriginal Land Fund Commission. This Australia wide fund was set up in 1974 and aimed to bring a measure of equality to all Aboriginal Australians.
Yirrkala & Gove
bark petition, Gove, industry, land rights, Marika, Roy, mining, Nabalco, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Native Title & Statutory Land Rights
High Court judgement, land rights, Mabo judgement, native title
Increasing Popularity Of Land Rights
Aboriginal Advancement League, Australian Labor Party, land rights, politics, Whitlam, Gough
Aboriginal Land Fund Commission
activism, Australian Labor Party, land rights, McMahon, William, Northern Territory, resistance, Whitlam, Gough
The Whitlam Government & Land Rights
Australian Labor Party, land rights, Whitlam, Gough
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op