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Five fast facts: the Aboriginal tent embassy

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This is a teacher reference page that explores the history of the tent embassy first erected in Canberra in 1972 as a protest for the lack of land rights provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The web page presents the impact of the tent embassy in bringing Indigenous issues to the forefront and its role as a symbol of Aboriginal political rights and struggles. After more than four decades of closure and re-erection, the now permanent tent embassy provides an opportunity for dialogue between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people from around the world. The content is also downloadable as a PDF file.

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