WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the following article contains the names, images and voices of deceased persons.
The theme of NAIDOC Week 2019 is 'Voice – Treaty – Truth'. We remember the voice of the hit song 'Treaty', the lead singer of Yothu Yindi.
NAIDOC Week is a national celebration for all Australians of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The theme for 2019 is Voice – Treaty – Truth. This year is also the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages and we are highlighting the contribution made by a great Aboriginal Australian voice, that of musician and educator M Yunupingu.
Australian of the Year
On 26 January 1993, the National Australia Day Council named M Yunupingu as Australian of the Year for 1992. In this clip from the NFSA's TV News and Current Affairs collection, he receives his award from Prime Minister Paul Keating: