Yurrkurukurlu : The Events at Yurrkuru single work   short story   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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'This story is an account of a major historical event which took place at Yurrkuru near Coniston in 1928 and later became known as the Coniston massacre, although the killings took place in different Aboriginal camps scattered over the area ... the narrator retained the use of traditional narrative techniques such as imitating the protagonists' probable speech patterns and feelings, and locations ... '

(Source: Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories, 1994, p. 171)

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