About the tour
Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia's First Peoples are participating in the nation's democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.
The tour will look at the Great Hall Tapestry, The Great Hall Embroidery, The Barunga Statement, The Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples, The Yirrkala Bark Petitions, recent portraiture commissions, and significant pieces from Indigenous artists from the Parliament House Art Collection.
Image: Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM (born 1948) Gumatj peoples, Marrirra Marawii (c.1937-2018) Madarrpa peoples, Bakulangay Marawili (1944-2002) Madarrpa peoples, Djambawa Marawili AM (born 1953) Madarrpa peoples, Dula Ngurruwuthun (1936-2001) Munyuku peoples, Djewiny Ngurruwuthun (c. 1940-2001) Munyuku peoples, Lindsay Turner Jampijinpa (1951-2009) Warlpiri peoples, Mr D Williams Japanangka (1948-2013)
Warlpiri peoples, Wenten Rubuntja AM (c. 1926-2005) Arrernte peoples. Barunga Statement, 1988. Natural pigments on composition board with collage of printed text on paper. Presented by Central and Northern Land Councils to former Prime Minister, The Hon Bob Hawke AC, 1988. Gifts Collection, Parliament House Art Collection. Photography by Auspic.