‘What Do We Want?’

5 May, 2015

A new book titled ‘What Do We Want?’ – A political history of Aboriginal Land Rights in New South Wales goes on sale on 1 May.

The author Heidi Norman, a Senior Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney, says it’s the first thorough study of Aboriginal Land Rights in NSW.

On Tuesday, 5 May, Gleebooks in Sydney will host a panel discussion to promote Dr Norman’s book.

The panel, featuring Heidi Norman, academics Gillian Cowlishaw, Tim Rowse and Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council Chief Executive Officer Nathan Moran, will discuss the events leading up to the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and what has happened in the 32 years since.

Thanks to Dr Norman and publisher Aboriginal Studies Press, the event will be free to all Land Council members and staff.


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.