The Wave Hill walk-off began on August 26, 1966 when Aboriginal stockmen walked off the cattle station in protest of unfair wages compared to their white counterparts.
The walk-off eventually became a discussion around land rights and was the precursser to the first land rights legislation with the Aboriginal Land Rights Act passed 10 years later in 1976.
Land rights recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ ownership and spiritual
connection to Country and provide an economic base for long–term planning and development.
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