Vale Bejame - Dennis Walker Senior

In memoriam of Aboriginal activist and elder, Dennis Walker Snr - Bejame - who passed away on the 4th of December 2017 at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy.

Bejame, a Noonucal man, was a key figure in the Aboriginal rights movement in the 1970s, and a founder of the Black Panther Party in Australia.

He is pictured here in his van, where he spent his last years - and his last moments, at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy - fighting for sovereignty and treaty until his last breath.

Some of his work can be found on his website, Treaty Now.

This image is published with the permission of his family.

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