50 years of resistance.
On 26 January 1972, four Aboriginal men established the Aboriginal Embassy under a beach umbrella on the lawn opposite what is now Old Parliament House.
They were Michael Anderson, Billy Craigie, Bertie Williams and Tony Coorey.
This year on January 26th, there we stood, 50 years on, the 50th anniversary of the Tent Embassy, gathered with hundreds of others, young and old together, On the site that began with an umbrella which became a symbol of sovereignty,
50 years of resistance – the longest continuous protest for indigenous land rights in the world.
Always Was. Always Will Be.