- 1966 Gurindji 'walk-off'

Aug 30, 2012, 08:07 AM, Kalkarindji, NT, Australia

In August 1966, Gurindji man Vincent Lingiari led Aboriginal workers on a walk-off at Wave Hill pastoral station in the Northern Territory. They were protesting against discriminatory working conditions, but they also demanded the return of their traditional land. At the time, this land was leased from the Government by a British pastoral company, Vesteys. The protest eventually led to land being granted to the Gurindji. The Gurindji walk-off inspired the song From Little Things Big Things Grow.