03 April 2023 - Aboriginal rights activist and Indigenous leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu dies
Statement on the passing of Yunupingu AM
(Reconciliation Australia, 03/04/2023)
A member of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation from 1991 until 1996, Yunupingu was a truly monumental leader of his Yolŋu people and a tireless advocate for reconciliation and mutual respect.
Reconciliation Australia enjoyed a warm and long-standing relationship with Yunupingu through our involvement in the Garma Festival and the Yothu Yindi Foundation.
Yunupingu’s hope for a Treaty: ‘Pass it on, pass it on’
Tom Wright (Sydney Morning Herald, 03/04/2023)
In the year 1988, called by white Australians the Bicentenary, then-prime minister Bob Hawke travelled to a big Indigenous festival of dance, music and sport at a place in the bush, 80 kilometres south of Katherine in the Northern Territory, called Barunga.
Giant of the nation, Indigenous leader Yunupingu dies
Annette Lin (The Canberra Times, 03/04/2023)
Visionary land rights pioneer Yunupingu is being remembered by his people as "a giant of the nation" as they mourn his death in northeast Arnhem Land.
Surrounded by his family and ceremonial adornments, Yunupingu, 74, died peacefully at his home in northeast Arnhem Land on Monday morning, the Youth Yindi Foundation confirmed.
Aboriginal 'giant of a nation' Yunupingu dies aged 74
Tiffanie Turnbull (BBC News, 03/04/2023)
One of Australia's most influential Aboriginal leaders Yunupingu has died in the Northern Territory, aged 74.
Yunupingu was a trailblazer in the fight for land rights and the constitutional recognition of Indigenous people in Australia.