Famous historic events such as the Gurindji strike and exodus from Wave Hill cattle station in 1966 paved the way for the 1973 Woodward Royal Commission into Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory.
Justice Woodward’s first report to the federal government in July 1973 recommended setting up a Central and a Northern Land Council to present to him the views of Aboriginal people.
A 1975 meeting of representatives of Central Australian Aboriginal communities elected Charlie Perkins as the first Central Land Council chair and Wenten Rubuntja as his deputy.
Officer in charge: Coordinator Information Services
Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte
Records of the Land Council, and related Central land interest and other related Aboriginal interest records.
Land Council: Land Claim Documentation 1976- present. Quantity: 100m.
Instruments de recherche, guides et publications
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Office hours are 8.30am-5pm. Facilities only available to staff.
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Archives and vital records of the Central Land Council are subject to certain restrictions of access and use to staff in-house. These restrictions are based on cultural standards and research needs that apply to current and permanent holdings.
A culturally appropriate archival program and access policy has been developed to ensure that standards are met. Central Land Council's archives are closed access to the public.
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Any enquiries should be directed to the Coordinator Information Services.
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Revised 14 February 2018
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27 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs
Postal address: PO Box 3321, Alice Springs NT 0871 Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871