Up for grabs

Australia, 1983

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Episode number 1 of Series “Changing Australia”.
The 1980’s were a time of great change in the struggle for First Nations peoples land rights in Australia. This film documents the passing of legislation in the N.S.W. Parliament which took control from the Aboriginal Lands Commission and passed it to local Aboriginal Land Councils. The Act was opposed by many activists, including Paul Coe and The Munros, father and son, but supported by others, such as Pat O’Shane. Focusing on the town of Moree where the Munros live, the program depicts the history of First Nations’ dispossession and struggle to regain lands or be compensated for their loss.

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Curtis Levy

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Changing Australia

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Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Land tenure






VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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