1939 Cumeragunja Mission Walk-off
In 1939 the Aboriginal people walked off Cumeragunja Mission in New South Wales in protest at living conditions and restrictions.
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It is an attack on the human dignity and physical integrity of women and girls. It undermines their well-being, and can threaten life… Read More »International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Waitangi Day marks the signing in 1840 of a treaty between representatives of the British Crown and over five hundred Māori chiefs. Claudia Orange explains that: Most chiefs signed a Māori-language version of the treaty. The English- and Māori-language versions held different meanings, and Māori and Europeans therefore had different expectations of the treaty’s terms.… Read More »Waitangi Day
St Josephine Bakhita
St Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery. Her feast day is now observed as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. The video below outlines her story. This prayer was prepared by Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. Prayer for All Who are Trafficked We pray… Read More »St Josephine Bakhita
1973: Woodward Royal Commission into Land Rights
On this day in 1973 the Woodward Royal Commission into Land Rights in the Northern Territory was established. The Central Land Council situate this event in its historical context here.