Wake Hill

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On This Day In Australia: In 1966, Gurindji workers walked off Wave Hill and began their seven-year strike

On 23 August 1966, led by Vincent Lingiari, 200 Gurindji stockmen, domestic workers and their families initiated a seven-year strike at Wave Hill station in the Northern Territory. Negotiations with the station owners, the international food company Vestey Brothers, broke down, leading to a seven-year dispute. This eventually led to the return of a portion … Continue reading

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