The Barunga Statement called on the Australian Government to recognise the rights of Indigenous land owners and to formalise a Treaty with them. It was bordered with Yol\u and central Australian designs, and was modelled on the Yirrkala Petition (1963) which the previous generation of Yolngu leaders had sent to the House of Representatives in protest against mining on the Gove Peninsula. Galarrwuy and Mandawuy’s own father was a signatory to this petition.
Indigenous-Australian local leader, Dhalulu Ganambarr-Stubbs, from the Yirrkala in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia, speaks about growing up with a father who had seven wives. In her culture, this practice was the norm and she sees many benefits to her upbringing. #sociology #indigenous #australia #culture