Freedom Day Festival
April 14, 2016
One morning fifty one years ago, Gurindji elders broke unforgettably from the industry that had taken their land and oppressed them for generations. Envisioning a brighter future for their people, they walked from Lord Vestey’s Wave Hill cattle station into the unknown, and never looked back. The action they took on 23 August 1966 became known as the Wave Hill Walk-off, and changed the face of modern Australia. At their Dreaming place of Daguragu, they fought for Gurindji land rights and built their new home.
Today, they ask you to come and celebrate their achievement. Let the Gurindji share the meaning of the Walk-off with you today.
From the leaders of Daguragu and Kalkaringi communities.