File FVF186 - Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action Ephemera

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Reference code

FVF186

Title

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action Ephemera

Date(s)

  • 1977-1991 (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

1 folder.

Context area

Name of creator

(1977-)

Administrative history

The Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) was formed in Queensland in 1977 after Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community delegates from across Queensland, including from rural towns and isolated reserve communities, decided to establish a functional organisation to change legislation referred to as the 'Black Acts'. In 1981 FAIRA was involved in an extended tent embassy in the King George Square and in 1982 played a major role in organising protests around the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. After the Black Acts were terminated in 1984, FAIRA continued to campaign for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at the local, national and international levels. FAIRA was founded and continues to be operated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is funded independently, and its purpose is to fight racism, have the rights of Indigenous Peoples recognised and respected in Australian law and secure Land Rights. FAIRA utilises research-based actions to address exploitation and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Publicists - Paul Braddy, Don Davidson, Shane Hoffman, Morgan B. Howe, Liz Johnson, P Jones, Les Malezer, Steve Mam, Noel Preston, John Warby.

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Scope and content

Letters, brochures, leaflets, meeting minutes, event materials and other documents produced by the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) and its members.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Notes area

Note

F9.9 Beyond the act and F9.10 Fight for Aboriginal land rights are posters and have been catalogued to the published collection.

Alternative identifier(s)

Alma MMS ID

991009565159703131

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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