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1970s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1970s

1970: Moratoriums to protest Australian involvement in Vietnam War
1972: Conciliation and Arbitration Commission grants equal pay for men and women
1972: Aboriginal Tent Embassy established in front of Parliament House, Canberra
1973: Patrick White wins Nobel Prize
1973: Sydney Opera House opens
1974: Cyclone Tracy hits Darwin
1976: First arrival of Vietnamese refugees by boat
1976: Australian Government passes Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act
1978: Special Broadcasting Service established
1978: First Gay Mardi Gras march, Sydney