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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The First Aeroplanes at Wave Hill Station : 1929
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'Okay, I'm going tell you a story from the old days. Alright, one day our boss, my father's boss, came to speak to him. 'You mob gotta go work now: all of the old girls, old men, everybody not the very old — just the fit and healthy ones. You gotta cut down trees. There's a flying machine that's going to come and land here, just over there, west from here. We've gotta clear out all the grass and trees — everything. It's going to fly over here and land right here.' The boss man was explaining '  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country Erika Charola (editor), Felicity Meakins (editor), Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2016 9469367 2016 selected work prose Indigenous story

    '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)

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2016
    pg. 137-143
Last amended 26 Oct 2017 07:28:00
Subjects:
  • Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 1929
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