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2nd Yirrkala petition
2nd Yirrkala petition, 1971

On 6 May 1971 representatives of the Yirrkala plaintiffs called on Prime Minister McMahon, to give their response to Blackburn's ruling. They presented a petition for:
1. Ownership of the land
2. A direct share of the royalties paid to Nabalco
3. Royalties from all other economic enterprises established on the Aboriginal reserves
4. No other industries in the Aboriginal reserve without the consent of the Yirrkala Aboriginal Council
5. Land to be included in our title after mining is finished

Keywords: Gove, Gove Case, land rights, McMahon, William, mining, Northern Territory, Yirrkala, 1971

Still: Prime Minister McMahon meets delegation from Yirrkala, 1971. Courtesy of AIATSIS.
Author: Rowse, Tim and Graham, Trevor