The (German) Society for Threatened Peoples is planning an event in Berlin to support Australian Aborigines. We want to take Queen Elizabeth’s visit to our capital from 23 to 26 June as an opportunity to address her, the head of the Commonwealth, with an appeal to support the rights of Australian Aborigines. At the moment we are collecting statements of the Queen about this topic and are hoping for your support. Since our research unfortunately has not been very successful so far we would be grateful if you could provide us with any information, quotations or newspaper articles about Queen Elizabeth’s opinion of the rights of Australian Aborigines.
Any information you can give us would be of great help to our cause. Of course, I will provide you with any further information about the event as soon as we’ve finished planning.
PS When the new queen came to Australia in 1954 one of her first actions was to bring into law, in Canberra, the Aborigines Ordinance which was then used to ethnically cleanse the ACT of Aboriginal people, who didn't return in numbers until the Aboriginal Embassy was set up in 1972.
Indigenous Peoples Dpt.
Society for Threatened Peoples (STP)
D - 37010 Goettingen
Fon: +49 (0)551 499 06 -14
Fax: +49 (0)551 58 028