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Brisbane Sovereignty Day celebrations set precedent

cocoBy Callum Clayton-Dixon

A crowd gathered at the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) in Musgrave Park last week to mark the first annual commemoration of National Sovereignty Day.

Why the 22nd of August?

On this date in 1770, Captain James Cook landed on an island in the Torres Strait. He raised the Union Jack on its shores, named it 'Possession Island' and claimed the entire east coast of...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 14:02

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Central Land Council supports lease threat

david rossThe Central Land Council has publicly supported moves by a community in central Australia to reclaim control of its land and services by refusing to sign new leases with the Federal Government.

Compulsory five year land leases, which were part of the initial Northern Territory Intervention, ended earlier this month and the Federal and Territory governments are now trying to secure other leases with...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 14:00

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