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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Every hill got a story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia’s Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and many languages.

'Nyinanyi ngurangka – being on country – is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ but a hard-won right, a spiritual and cultural duty, a constant battle, a source of happiness and opportunity and the meaning of life all at the same time.

'In this heartbreaking, funny and poignant collection, 127 eminent men and women remember surviving first contact, massacres and forced removals and resisting more than a century of top-down government policies. Their testimonies, some available as audio sound bites, paint an unflinchingly honest picture of life and work on the missions, cattle stations and fringes of towns. They speak eloquently of their struggle for self-determination and basic citizen rights. The storytellers also celebrate winning back ownership of more than 410,000 square kilometres of their ancestral lands.

'Key to this achievement, and deeply entwined with the lives of the storytellers and their families, is the Central Land Council. It is a Commonwealth statutory authority governed by 90 elected Aboriginal representatives. The CLC has protected the interests of Aboriginal people in the southern half of the Northern Territory since 1975 against ongoing threats to their rights. It supports them to manage their land and to use income from it to strengthen their communities and to achieve their social, cultural and economic aspirations.

'Through the CLC, the people and the land tell us of country where every hill got a story.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2015 .
      4307858692950172616.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xxiii, 263 pp.
      Description: illustrations (some colour), maps
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2015

        Includes bibliographical references (page 263)

      ISBN: 9781742709819 (pbk.), 1742709818 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Every Hill Got a Story : Review 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 6 no. 2 2016; (p. 28)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
People Tell Their Stories of Country 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 August no. 608 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
From All Those Hills, a Mountain of Stories 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , April vol. 5 no. 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography

'...Every Hill got a Story is packed with heartbreaking and funny yearns by 127 well known men and women from across the CLC (Central Lands Council) region and hundreds of photos, many of them never published before...'

In Their Own Words, in Their Own Languages 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
'CLC executive members Tedd Long, Francis Kelly, Michael Jones and Sammy Butcher enjoyed an early peek at the CLC's new oral history collection Every Hill Got A Story...'
Out and Proud : Every Hill Got a Story Collection Launched 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , November vol. 5 no. 3 2015; (p. 7)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
'Storytellers and they families from across Central Australia rubbed shoulders with a huge Alice Desert Festival crowd at the Telegraph Station to launch the CLC's oral history collection Every Hill got a Story...'
People Tell Their Stories of Country 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 August no. 608 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
From All Those Hills, a Mountain of Stories 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , April vol. 5 no. 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography

'...Every Hill got a Story is packed with heartbreaking and funny yearns by 127 well known men and women from across the CLC (Central Lands Council) region and hundreds of photos, many of them never published before...'

In Their Own Words, in Their Own Languages 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 5 no. 2 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
'CLC executive members Tedd Long, Francis Kelly, Michael Jones and Sammy Butcher enjoyed an early peek at the CLC's new oral history collection Every Hill Got A Story...'
Out and Proud : Every Hill Got a Story Collection Launched 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , November vol. 5 no. 3 2015; (p. 7)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
'Storytellers and they families from across Central Australia rubbed shoulders with a huge Alice Desert Festival crowd at the Telegraph Station to launch the CLC's oral history collection Every Hill got a Story...'
Every Hill Got a Story : Review 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 6 no. 2 2016; (p. 28)

— Review of Every Hill Got a Story : We Grew up in Country 2015 anthology biography
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