Aboriginal Housing Company

Aboriginal-run housing collective, incorporated in 1973 to manage the houses in Redfern that became known as The Block.

Milestone
Formed
1973
Type

Aboriginal Housing Company

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,
2008

Redfern has been a centre for Aboriginal community in Sydney since at least 1900. When threatened with the loss of their homes to redevelopment in the early 1970s, Redfern residents resisted, enlisting the support of unionists and eventually the federal government. Out of this came Aboriginal management of The Block by the Aboriginal Housing Company.