Vesteys Walk-Off

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Whilst the treatment of Aboriginal workers at Vesteys Cattle Station was appalling, the sacrifices that the Aboriginal workers made was very significant to the Australian Civil Rights Movement. It led to Vincent Lingiari taking charge and proving to be a rewarding leader, making Indigenous rights one step one step closer to be an equal with all human rights. However, the Walk-Off was also the first claim for Aboriginal land in Australia and was a landmark in the land rights movement for Indigenous Australians. Finally, on the 16th of August 1975, Vesteys handed back a portion of their land to the Gurindji people.
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