On 15 August 1963 the Age reported under the headline 'House hears plea in strange tongue':
The strangest petition yet received by the House of Representatives — written in the aboriginal language on a length of stringy bark — was presented to the House today. It began — 'Bukudjuini gonga yuru napurrunha yirrakilli [...]' Which means — 'The humble petition of the undersigned people of Yirrkala'.
This petition, signed by representatives of the tribal groups who lived on the Gove Peninsula west of Darwin, objected to a large mining venture which the federal government had approved without bothering to consult with the people whose families had lived there for many, many generations.
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