July 20, 2022 marks 50 years since protesters clashed with police trying to remove the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Sally Pryor
By Sally Pryor
Updated July 20 2022 - 3:56am, first published July 19 2022 - 7:30pm
Steve Padgham, right, with Yorta Yorta man Paul Whyman at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, 50 years after protesting its removal by police in 1972. Picture: Keegan Carroll

It was a relatively ordinary Thursday morning on July 20, 1972, when a student burst into Humphrey McQueen's history lecture at the Australian National University.

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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

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As features editor at The Canberra Times, I love telling people things they didn't know - or even things they've always known - about the city we live in.

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