The Tent Embassy campaign

January 26. The Tent Embassy campaign. Aboriginal people from NSW set up the Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra to express their sense of exclusion from the nation and their own land. Activists demonstrate the authority for the Tent Embassy by making a journey through eastern NSW to record the desire for cherished lands held by their elders and community leaders. This signals the start of an organised and united Aboriginal political movement for land rights and increased autonomy of Aboriginal people on their own lands. Prominent protesters include Billy Craigie, Kevin Gilbert, Bob Maza, Chicka Dixon, Gary Williams, Gary Foley, Roberta Sykes, and Isobel Coe. (Goodall, Invasion to Embassy; Maynard, Fight for liberty and Freedom)