"There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land." - Euripides 431 B.C.
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The Aboriginal Embassy January - July 1972

Tribute to the Founders of the Embassy

On the evening of 26th January 1972 these four men set up a protest on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra.
When the police arrived they realised there was no law against camping on the lawn.
Thus the famous "Aboriginal Embassy protest was born

Billy Craigie, Bert Williams, Michael Anderson and Tony Coorey, Parliament House lawn, on 27th January 1972

Billy Craigie

Bert Williams

Michael Anderson

Tony Coorey