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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Wave Hill Settlement
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'The site of what is now Kalkaringi, commonly referred to as 'Settlement' by Gurindji people, was a permanent residential area long before the Gurindji Walk-Off. The Wave Hill Police Station (now Kalkaringi Police Station) was moved to its current location from Bow Hills in 1916. Ronald Berndt and Catherine Berndt report that, in 1944-45 when they were conducting a survey of the Aboriginal population of the stations in the Victoria River District, three camps of Aboriginal people lived in the Wave Hill Settlement area. One was located near the Afghan store, one was near the Compound and one near the Wave Hill Police Station, which mostly consisted of older people who received rations from the police. When the Berndts visited, the camp near the police station consisted of twenty-two people, mostly elderly, infirm or visiting relatives. The Wave Hill Welfare Office was established in 1960, and a school was also built in the vicinity.'  (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. 187
Last amended 26 Oct 2017 08:34:04
Subjects:
  • Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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