In 1965, a busload of university student set out from Sydney on the freedom Ride, to expose deep set racism and segregation of Aboriginal people in rural New South Wales.
They staged their first protest in front of the Walgett RSL drawing attention to its exclusion of Aboriginal ex-servicemen with signs stating 'Aborigines also Fought' and 'Good Enough for Tobruk why not Walgett RSL?'

This website, together with a public art display in Walgett, is part of a wider project initiated by the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Limited (WAMS) and is a work in progress. It will record the history of the Freedom Ride to Walgett from the perspective of local Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay people, who took part in the Freedom Ride and its surrounding events.