The Aboriginal Legal Service: Gordon Briscoe

In the early 1970’s, during “The Redfern Aboriginal Revolution”, starting at The Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, Uncle Gordon Briscoe began visiting Aboriginal people in Long Bay Jail and helped set up The Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern. It was designed to give Aboriginal people access to lawyers and information about their civil rights. Its aim also was to end police brutality, fight for land rights, and reform the court and jail systems through the courts themselves.

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Keywords: Racism; values; land rights; law; Redfern; political activism; organisations