Faith in action
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In 1963 the Yirrkala bark petitions were recognised by the Australian Parliament, and are thus the first documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law. These are the first documents bridging Commonwealth law as it then stood, and the Indigenous laws of the land. These petitions from the Yolngu people of Yirrkala were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and are thus the documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law.
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