On Monday 26 October 2015 we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the handback of Uluru to the Anangu traditional owners. The 1985 handback was one of the most historic and important moments for Indigenous land rights in Australia. It also paved the way for the lease agreement which now sees Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park managed jointly by Anangu and the Director of National Parks
As the oldest continuing culture on the planet, the living culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is intrinsically linked with sacred places. This year’s National NAIDOC theme ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’ was specifically chosen to highlight the Handback anniversary of these sacred sites to the Anangu traditional owners.