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Where did it happen?

The 13 stories on this website happened all across Australia. Explore the website using the map — click on a marker and follow the link to the story. Change the view of the map to 'Sat' (satellite view) to see the topography of the land.

Tips on using the map

The map on this website is a window into Google Maps. It works the same as any other Google Map.

  • Markers — To find out what happened at each marker, click on the balloon and a pop-up box will appear. Follow the link in the pop-up to find out more about the story. To return to the map, click on the 'Map' link in the main navigation at the top of the page.
  • Closing the pop-up — To close the pop-up, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner. If you can't see the 'X' click and drag on the map to reposition it within the frame.
  • Navigation — You can click and drag your mouse on the map or use the navigation in the top left-hand corner of the map. The arrows move the map left/right and up/down within the frame. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use it to zoom in/out. Or you can use the plus and minus signs on the map to zoom the map in and out.
  • Change view — When it opens you are viewing in 'Map' mode. You can change the style of the map by clicking on 'Satellite' (satellite images of the earth) or 'Ter' (a combination of the street map and terrain).
  • Explore the land — Some of the satellite images provide a clear view of the geography of the earth. The images of the Wave Hill cattle station and the Dagurugu community in the Northern Territory are particularly good — you can follow the stream bed of Wattie Creek, see the road going to Wave Hill station and see the community that has grown from the Gurindji camp.
  • Full larger map and list — The icon in the top right corner of the map will open the full Google map in a new window. Hovering over this icon will display the text: 'View larger map'. In this view, all of the markers and the text in the markers are listed on the left-hand side and can be printed. Close this window to return to the Collaborating for Indigenous Rights website.

Help and feedback

For technical assistance with either the map or Google Earth, please email indigenousrights@nma.gov.au

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