A Historic Day As The Aboriginal Flag Flies On Untyeyetwelye (ANZAC Hill)

11th Jul 2018

The Aboriginal Flag has been raised on Alice Springs’ Untyeyetwelye otherwise known as ANZAC Hill in Mbantwe Alice Springs. It comes after thirty years of discussions and debate by various Alice Springs Councillors at Town Council meetings.

The recent movement to have the flag raised was spearheaded by Alice Springs Councillor Catherine Satour. It received the majority of the vote to raise the flag at a town council meeting in March of this year.

Below is audio of the full ceremony ahead of the flag raising. Welcome to Country is by Arrente woman Terazita Jane Turner. Speeches are from Member for Namitjira Chansey Paech, Deputy Mayor Jamie de Brenni, Alice Springs Councillor Catherine Satour & veterans Geoffrey Shaw & Fred Roberts.

You can also watch this event at CAAMA's Facebook site.

In the below audio, CAAMA's Philippe Perez speaks to: 

* Arrente Afghan woman & Alice Springs Councillor Catherine Satour 

* Arrente Kaytej man & Vietnam War veteran Geoff Shaw 

* Arrente Luritja man & Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Forrester

All photos credit: CAAMA