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y Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country selected work   short story   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, protesting against poor working conditions and the taking of their land by pastoralists. Led by Vincent Lingiari, this land-mark action in 1966 precipitated the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and the establishment of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. While it is well known that the Walk Off was driven by the poor treatment of Aboriginal workers, what is less well known is the previous decades of massacres and killings, stolen children and other abuses by early colonists. Told in both English and Gurindji, these compelling and detailed oral accounts of the events that Gurindji elders either witnessed or heard from their parents and grandparents, will ignite the interest of audiences nationally and internationally and challenge revisionist historians who question the extent of frontier battles and the legitimacy of the Stolen Generations. ...' (Source: AIATSIS website)

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    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2016 .
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      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index
      • Launched on the 19 August, 2016 at Kalkarindji, (formerly Wave Hill), Northern Territory by Senator Pat Dodson, as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Wave Hill walk-off.
      ISBN: 9781925302042, 9781925302035, 9781925302059, 9781925302028

Works about this Work

Oral History Book Brings Gurindji Stories to Life 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 6 no. 2 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
when Australians hear ‘Gurindji’ most think about Vincent Lingiari leading the workers and their families from Wave Hill Station, 50 years ago this August. The 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off helped to bring on the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory. Much fewer would know about the time before the walk off - the decades of massacres, stolen children and other abuses of power by the early settlers. ...'
Friday Essay : the Untold Story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off Felicity Meakins , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 August 2016;
'Fifty years ago, the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made their name across Australia with the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off. It was a landmark event that inspired national change: equal wages for Aboriginal workers, as well as a new land rights act. Although it took another two decades, the Gurindji also became one of the first Aboriginal groups to reclaim their traditional lands. ...'
Book Tells Gurindji Story 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August 2016; (p. 6, 32)

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
'On August 23, 1966, about 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station, in the Northern Territory, protesting against poor working conditions and the taking of their land by pastoralists. ...'
New ASP Title Launched 2016 single work column
— Appears in: AIATSIS News , August no. 22 2016;
Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country – A Sad, Marvellous Historical Canon Greg Dickson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Crikey , 19 October 2016;

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
'The Wave Hill Walk Off is commemorated widely but what happened to Gurindji people on their own country before the Walk Off is less well known. A new publication, told bilingually in Gurindji and English, shares what Gurindji people want the world to know about what happened. ...'
Oral History Book Brings Gurindji Stories to Life 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August vol. 6 no. 2 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
when Australians hear ‘Gurindji’ most think about Vincent Lingiari leading the workers and their families from Wave Hill Station, 50 years ago this August. The 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off helped to bring on the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory. Much fewer would know about the time before the walk off - the decades of massacres, stolen children and other abuses of power by the early settlers. ...'
Book Tells Gurindji Story 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August 2016; (p. 6, 32)

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
'On August 23, 1966, about 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station, in the Northern Territory, protesting against poor working conditions and the taking of their land by pastoralists. ...'
Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country – A Sad, Marvellous Historical Canon Greg Dickson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Crikey , 19 October 2016;

— Review of Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country 2016 selected work short story biography
'The Wave Hill Walk Off is commemorated widely but what happened to Gurindji people on their own country before the Walk Off is less well known. A new publication, told bilingually in Gurindji and English, shares what Gurindji people want the world to know about what happened. ...'
Friday Essay : the Untold Story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off Felicity Meakins , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 August 2016;
'Fifty years ago, the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made their name across Australia with the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off. It was a landmark event that inspired national change: equal wages for Aboriginal workers, as well as a new land rights act. Although it took another two decades, the Gurindji also became one of the first Aboriginal groups to reclaim their traditional lands. ...'
New ASP Title Launched 2016 single work column
— Appears in: AIATSIS News , August no. 22 2016;
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