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Aug 16, 2012


“Sometime we bin get extra salt on the beef.” Heroes of the Northern Territory

In December 1961 an important meeting took place in the sand hills at Lee Point in Darwin that led to the formation of the Northern Territory Council for Aboriginal Rights. Its first President was Jacob Roberts and first Secretary Davis Daniels, two Roper River (now Ngukurr) men. Two well known Darwin members of the Communist Party Brian Manning and Terry Robertson were also elected as Assistant Secretary and Vice President respectively.

Shannon Dixon & Jimmy Wavehill. Newcastle Waters, 2008.

This is a guest post by Warren Snowdon MP, Member for Lingiari in the Northern Territory. This article was originally posted in the Northern Territory May Day Magazine, 2012.

With the 46th anniversary of the Wave Hill “walk-off” just over a week away it is timely to remember some of the other events and brave leaders involved in that and related events that form such an important part of the Territory’s history and deserve to be told again …

Forgotten Heroes of the Northern Territory

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