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Paul Keating's Redfern speech 1992

Speech given by Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating on 10 December 1992 at Redfern Park to launch the United Nations International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples. With the speech, Keating becane the first Prime Minister to acknowledge the impact of European settlement on Indigenous Australians. The address reflected a changing official interpretation of Australian history which better accommodated the Aboriginal experience and it is considered one of the greatest Australian speeches.

10 Dec 1992

Redfern Park

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Redfern Park has always been a significant social, cultural, political and historical site for Aboriginal people both as a sporting venue and place of reflection for the community.