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The Aboriginal Treaty Committee, chaired by Nugget Coombs, was set up in 1979 and ran until 1983. Its aim was to promote the idea of a Treaty amongst non-Indigenous Australians. Stuart Harris and Judith Wright both wrote books on behalf of the Aboriginal Treaty Committee, and Mildred Kirk wrote a series of pamphlets on land rights for the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. These are also reproduced here.
AIATSIS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community.