A protest against Bicentennial celebrations

A massive protest against the Bicentennial celebrations is staged by Koori people and their supporters. It culminates at Kurnell at Cook’s landing place. The Chair of the Central Australian Land Council, Wenten Rabuntja explains: "The Aboriginal people living along the coast where the white people took over first, they might not know their language any more, but the emu story and the snake story goes all over Australia… When they see us dance we celebrate that we all belong to the songs that go across the whole for this country". Goodall, p 359