Vincent Lingiari's Speech single work   prose  
Alternative title: Gurindji Story : Vincent Lingiari's Speech
Note: Recorded at Faguragu (Wattie Creek), August 1975.
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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  • Speech made by Vincent Lingiari, leader of the Gurindji people, upon the handover of a lease of 1250 sq miles of land to his people by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Les Johnson, on 16 August 1975.
  • Aboriginal language with accompanying translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Speech at Daguragu (Wattie Creek)
Language: Gurindji , English
Transcribed and translated by Patrick McConvell.
  • Appears in:
    y This Is What Happened : Historical Narratives by Aborigines Luise Anna Hercus (editor), Peter Sutton (editor), Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies , 1986 Z1171332 1986 anthology prose

    Collection of 33 short pieces of transcribed oral history related in black Australian languages from all over the continent; with introductions giving the context of the storytelling event and further information.

    Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies , 1986
    pg. 313-15
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 337-339
    Note: With title: Speech at Daguragu (Wattie Creek).Black and white photograph of author giving the speech, watched by Prime Minister Whitlam, on p338.
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  • Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Wattie Creek, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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