Day of Mourning 1938

Protest held on the sesquicentenary of the founding of Sydney, to highlight the Aboriginal suffering that resulted from the European invasion.

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Date of event
26 Jan 1938
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Type

Aborigines Progressive Association

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2008

The Aborigines Progressive Association had a leading role in organising the Day of Mourning on Australia Day 1938, and worked for full citizenship rights for Aboriginal people until the mid-1940s.

Day of Mourning 1938

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

Attended by Aboriginal activists from all over Australia, the Day of Mourning was the first national Aboriginal civil rights gathering.