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y separately published work icon Freedom Day : Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-off single work   picture book   information book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Freedom Day : Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-off
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'In 1966, more than two hundred courageous Aboriginal people walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory. Led by Vincent Lingiari, these stockmen and their families were walking together to fight for their rights and for their land.

'Exquisitely illustrated and designed, this non-fiction picture book brings a landmark historical event to a new generation. Many people have seen the iconic photograph of Gough Whitlam pouring a handful of red soil into the hands of Vincent Lingiari – a symbol of the legal transfer of Gurindji land back to the Gurindji people – and recognise this as a key moment in the ongoing land rights movement. Freedom Day delves into the events that led up to this moment, and makes a rallying cry for the things that still need to change in its wake. Thomas Mayor worked in close consultation with Rosie, Vincent Lingiari’s granddaughter, to bring this vital story to life.' (Publication summary)

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    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Bright Light , 2021 .
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      Extent: 48p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published 28 July 2021
      ISBN: 9781760508562

Works about this Work

Kids Book Tells How Land Rights Started with a Donkey Kick 2021 single work column
— Appears in: Land Rights News , October vol. 11 no. 3 2021; (p. 16)
'ROSIE Smiler’s grandfather Vincent Lingiari led more than 200 Aboriginal stockmen and domestic workers as they walked off Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory.' (Introduction)
Kids Book Tells How Land Rights Started with a Donkey Kick 2021 single work column
— Appears in: Land Rights News , October vol. 11 no. 3 2021; (p. 16)
'ROSIE Smiler’s grandfather Vincent Lingiari led more than 200 Aboriginal stockmen and domestic workers as they walked off Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory.' (Introduction)
Last amended 20 Oct 2022 10:23:23
Subjects:
  • Wave Hill Station, Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 1966
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