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.
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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
'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
Note: With title: Speech at Daguragu (Wattie Creek).Black and white photograph of author giving the speech, watched by Prime Minister Whitlam, on p338.