"There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land." - Euripides 431 B.C.
Warning!This site contains images of indigenous people now deceased!

Rare glimpses of life during the Koori struggle for justice 1938 - 1999

The 1970s
The 1970s was the decade that saw great progress in the Australian indigenous struggle for justice.

View the following image indexes of some of the important moments of this era.

The Gove Land Rights Case 1970
Aborigines Attend Black Power Conference in the USA 1970
Day of Mourning, Botany Bay 1970
Sherbrooke Forest Land Rights Protest (vic) 1971
ASIO Surveillance Pix of Sydney Land Rights Rallly 3rd December 1971
Launch of Identity Magazine 1971
ASIO Surveillance Photos of Foley 1971 - 72
The Aboriginal Embassy: January - July 1972
"Ningla A-na" - Film made at the Aboriginal Embassy - 1972
1972 Embassy pics from the Bruce McGuinness Collection
The Development of Black Theatre in the 70s
The Birth of the Block in Redfern 1973
1973 - First Aboriginal Television Show - Basically Black - ABC-TV
Visits to Peoples republic of China 1972 - 74
Gurindji Historic Victory at Daguragu
Camp Jungai Victoria
Embassy Temporary Relocation 1976
National Aboriginal Consultative Committee (NACC) 1973 - 1977
National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) 1978
Foley at 1978 Cannes Film Festival
Images of the legendary Swinburne Community Organisation Course 1976
Miscellaneous Images of the 1970s