The ANTaR Victoria Timeline

From humble beginnings but with lots of love

Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (ANTaR), began in 1997 in response to a swell of public anger towards Federal Government moves to wind back Indigenous native title rights. In Victoria, more than 30,000 people became involved, forming groups in most of the 37 federal electorates in the state.

We were then and are still a proudly independent national network of individuals working in to support justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. 

Our Famous Sea of Hands Campaign

On the 12th of October 1997, the Sea of Hands paved its way into Australian history books when 70,000 members of culturally diverse communities in Australia protested outside Parliament House in Canberra.

The Sea of Hands was a protest in opposition to the Howard Government’s proposed amendments to the Native Title Act of 1993


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