In May 2014, a Tent Embassy was established on The Block in opposition to the Pemulwuy Development Project.
Supported by the Aboriginal Housing Company the development proposes new university housing, commercial businesses and inner city housing in the much sought after Redfern. This involves selling off the land that was granted to the Aboriginal residents in the 70s and provides no guarantee of low cost housing for the families being forced off their rightful land.
The Tent Embassy was established to do what the Aboriginal Housing company is supposed to do: support and protect the Aboriginal residents and their place in Redfern. Supported by those who established the Canberra Tent Embassy in 1972, Jenny Munro and other have led the fight against the AHC, Developers and the State Government.
Listen below for more about what this development means for the Aboriginal residents of The Block.
For more visit the Tent Embassy Facebook HERE.