Set up on the laws of old parliament house, initially the embassy was a simple beach umbrella, then later, as the protest's aims broadened in scope (from land rights to the broad spectrum of issues faced by Aboriginal people across the country) and the number of protestors increased, more tents were added.
Aboriginal Tent Embassy website
Anna Morozow and ABC TV (2012) Tent Embassy turns 40. 7pm News: ACT.
Cowan, G., Nomadic Resistance: Tent Embassies and Collapsible Architecture, Koori History Website.
Dow, C., (2000) Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Icon or Eyesore?, Chronology 3 1999-2000, Social Policy Group, Parliament of Australia - Parliamentary Library: Canberra. 4 April 2000.