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A photo of Banjo Morton standing

Banjo
Morton

THE UNTOLD STORY

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In 1949, Banjo Morton and a small handful of his workmates walked off the vast Lake Nash Cattle Station in the Northern Territory.
They were demanding pay in wages instead of rations. They requested to be paid £1 per week.
1949
an old photo of Banjo Morton feeding a calf while a toddler is sitting on it's back and an adult is holding the toddler.a hand written latter dated on Saturday July 30th, 1949
The Walk Off was a turning point for Indigenous workers, and an extraordinary part of Australian history.
Sixty years later, Banjo did it all again.
This time in response to the Federal Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response, known as The Intervention.
2009
Banjo Morton standing and speaking to a group of men sitting around himA sign on a dirt path that reads "Walk Off Camp"
A sign that says "Welcome to Alyawarr"
This is a story of
courage and justice
Banjo Morton was a remarkable Alyawarra leader.
He will be remembered as a champion for his community.
This site is dedicated to the Alyawarra community and Banjo Morton’s legacy.
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1949 Walk Off
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