Piece of indigenous history recognised

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A former work camp in a dusty corner of the outback has been declared an historic site because of its significance to the Aboriginal fight for equality and fair pay.

The Union Camp at Newcastle Waters, about 270km north of Tennant Creek, was home to the first Aboriginal employees and their families to protest for equal rights and pay in 1966.

Although they lost their strike action, their voices started a groundswell of resistance to the appalling working standards imposed on black Australia.



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