Who are the traditional owners of Yirrkala?

Who are the traditional owners of Yirrkala?

The Rirratjingu Clan are the traditional owners of Yirrkala.

What happened at Yirrkala?

The Yirrkala bark petitions, sent by the Yolngu people, an Aboriginal Australian people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, to the Australian Parliament in 1963, were the first traditional documents prepared by Indigenous Australians that were recognised by the Australian Parliament, and the first documentary …

Where is Arnhem Land Australia?

Northern Territory
Arnhem Land, historical region of Northern Territory, Australia. It consists of the eastern half of the large peninsula that forms the northernmost portion of the Northern Territory.

Where is galiwinku?

Elcho Island, also called Galiwinku or Galiwin’ku, island, Northern Territory, Australia, in the Arafura Sea. It is situated 2 miles (3 km) across Cadell Strait from the Napier Peninsula and is a part of Arnhem Land, a large region belonging to the Yolngu Aboriginal people.

What’s the meaning of terra nullius?

land belonging to no one
Terra nullius is a Latin term meaning “land belonging to no one”. British colonisation and subsequent Australian land laws were established on the claim that Australia was terra nullius, justifying acquisition by British occupation without treaty or payment.

Why was the Yirrkala bark petition significant?

The Yirrkala bark petitions were the first example of a native title litigation in Australia. They paved the way for the Aboriginal Land Rights Commission and the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

What does Arnhem mean in Aboriginal?

Arnhem Land was named after the Dutch ship Arnhem, which navigated across the coast almost 400 years ago in 1623.

What is Arnhem Land called today?

Arnhem Land is a historical region of the Northern Territory of Australia, with the term still in use today. It is located in the north-eastern corner of the territory and is around 500 km (310 mi) from the territory capital, Darwin….Arnhem Land.

Arnhem Land Northern Territory
Federal Division(s) Lingiari

Can you stay on Elcho Island?

Marthakal Motel is the premier serviced accommodation on Elcho Island for people visiting Galiwin’ku. All the rooms are air-conditioned, have free-to-air television and tea and coffee making facilities.

Where is Yirrkala in the Northern Territory, Australia?

Yirrkala is a small community in East Arnhem Region, Northern Territory of Australia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) south-east from the large mining town of Nhulunbuy, on the Gove Peninsula in Arnhem Land.

How did the Yirrkala Community get into trouble?

Friction between these different groups was an early problem. The Yirrkala community became well known in 1963, when landowners sent a bark petition to the Australian Government to protest against the Prime Minister’s announcement that a section of their land would be sold for bauxite mining.

Where does the Yirrkala tribe live in Arnhem Land?

Yirrkala is on the east coast of the Gove peninsula in north-east Arnhem Land, 18 km south of Nhulunbuy. Many people live intermittently between Yirrkala and surrounding homelands.

What kind of art is there in Yirrkala?

Yirrkala is home to a number of leading Indigenous artists, whose traditional Aboriginal art, particularly bark painting, can be found in art galleries around the world, and whose work frequently wins awards such as the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.