Celebrating 40 years of Land Rights in NSW – Save the Date 29 September

18 July, 2017

Celebrating 40 years of Land Rights in NSW - Save the Date 29 September

18th July 2017

The Land Rights network in New South Wales celebrates a major milestone in late September - the 40th anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

To celebrate our achievements and to acknowledge those who have gone before us, a gala dinner will be held at the ICC, Darling Harbour, Sydney on Friday, 29 September.

Other major events to celebrate our 40th anniversary include a Black Parliament, a Parliament Seminar on Land Rights, a travelling exhibition and activities during the 2017 Rugby League Knockout.

NSWALC Chair Roy Ah-See said the events honour the vision and fight shown by the more than 200 delegates and advocates who met at the Black Theatre in Redfern in October 1977.

"These men and women laid the foundation for the Land Rights system we enjoy today.

"The 40th anniversary is a time for us to pay tribute to the legends of Land Rights, celebrate our successes and continue building a future where Aboriginal peoples are culturally, spiritually and economically strong.

More details on ticketing arrangements will be made available soon. Click on the Celebrate 40 Years Strong - Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future link at www.alc.org.au for updates on our celebrations or contact us at news@alc.org.au and 02 9689 4444.

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We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.