Galarrwuy Yunupingu is leader of the Gumatj clan. He was the 1978 Australian of the Year and lives with his family at Dhanaya in East Arnhem Land.
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An Indigenous leader reflects on a lifetime following the law of the land
Tradition, truth & tomorrow
I was born in 1948 at Gunyangara, a beach on a beautiful headland near what is now known as Nhulunbuy, in east Arnhem Land. My father was Mungurrawuy Yunupingu, of the Gumatj clan, and my mother, Makurrngu, was of the Galpu clan. My parents gave me the …
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