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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Life in the Stock Camps
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'A long time ago we used to work at Parlakuna ,(WL, now Delamere Bore) for Vestey which was a part of the Number 2 Camp area. My husband (Jimmy Wavehill) was working with Sabu. They were mustering cattle this way. They used to come this way a long time ago and us women would come with them. We used to wait for them at camp in the east of the yard while they branded the cattle there. We stayed here then until late afternoon when they would return to us. We would cook some bread and meat for them. This was when Vestey was running the station and he used to send us here. Sabu was working at Number 2 Camp then. Alright, we didn't get any money there, nothing.'  (Introduction)

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Language: Aboriginal Gurindji AIATSIS ref. (C20) (NT SE52-08). Mirror of 9910589. One to be deleted by JH. , English
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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. 174-175
Last amended 26 Oct 2017 08:13:48
Subjects:
  • Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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