PHOTO ESSAY: Tent Embassy anniversary (what the media didn't show)
The real story of the powerful march celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was ignored by the mainstream media, which instead focused on misleading accounts of protesters confrontation of Australia's racist opposition leader Tony Abbott and PM Julia Gillard later in the day.
Abbott had provoked the incident by dismissing the historic Tent Embassy as irrelevant and adding that it should be closed down. About 1500 people joined the march on Parliament House and kicked off a three-day gathering at the Tent Embassy, which swelled into a colourful and well-organised tent village.
Photos by Peter Boyle