‘Eulogy for a giant’: Anthony Albanese leads tributes to Yunupingu at public memorial


Prime minister hails extraordinary Yolŋu statesman as a ‘national treasure’ while daughter calls her father a fierce leader

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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has led the tributes to Yolŋu leader Yunupingu at a public memorial in remote north-east Arnhem Land on Thursday, describing the revered elder as an “extraordinary Australian, who understood if you want to make your voice count you have to make sure that it is heard”.

Albanese travelled to Yunupingu’s homeland of Gunyangara to deliver what he called “a eulogy for a giant”. The service was also attended by the minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, opposition leader, Peter Dutton, US ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy, and other dignitaries.

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