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Charges against Musgrave Park protesters dropped

wayne wharton_arrestedBy Callum Clayton-Dixon

All charges have now been dropped against those arrested in Musgrave Park on May 16 attempting to stop Brisbane City Council desecrating the sacred fire.

Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE) released a statement declaring this to be "a victory for all Aboriginal people and our pursuit to assert our sovereignty over the land".

The Police...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 14:04

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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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