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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Karijini Mirlimirli : Aboriginal Histories from the Pilbara
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The individual stories are of an oral history that portrays the survival and struggle of Aboriginal people in the Pilbara. It covers the period of the 1920's to the present day, revealing a seamless continuity of the lives of Aboriginal people before the invaders and the after affects of colonisation. The storyteller's portray the 'unrelenting struggle against domination by mainstream society' and their survival. The Karijini people bring to light the pressing issues of the 1990's including their 'contribution to a reconciliation process'.


  • The anthology Karijini Mirlimirli is a collection of Aboriginal voices expressing the author's ties to their traditional lands in Karijini National Park in the Hamersley Ranges. Each story is testament to the authors' journey throughout the Pilbara region and the neighbouring lands they have travelled. Their voices demonstrate the determination of three tribal groups and one united organisation, the Karijini Aboriginal Corporation in their pursuit to claim rightful ownerhip of their traditional lands. Each account is a historical record of their struggle to provide a better future for themselves and their children.


* Contents derived from the South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:Fremantle Press , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dulcie Condon, Dulcie Condon , single work oral history (p. 21-23)
Mirru George, Mirru George , single work oral history (p. 24-25)
Listen Listen James, Herbert James , single work oral history (p. 26)
Chubby Jones, Chubby Jones , single work oral history (p. 27-29)
Nellie Jones, Nellie Jones , single work oral history (p. 30-31)
Judy July, Judy July , single work oral history (p. 32-34)
Daji Limerick, Daji Limerick , single work oral history (p. 35-36)
Henry Long, Henry Long , single work oral history (p. 37-40)
Jukari Parker, Jukari Parker , single work oral history (p. 41-45)
Wobby Parker, Wobby Parker , single work oral history (p. 46-51)
Mabel Tommy, Mabel Tommy , single work oral history (p. 52-61)
Queenie Yuline, Queenie Yuline , single work oral history (p. 62-63)
Joyce Injie, Joyce Injie , single work oral history (p. 65-73)
Peter Stevens, Peter Stevens , single work oral history (p. 74-83)
Alice Smith [Auntie Alice], Alice Bilari Smith , single work oral history (p. 84-89)
Gregory Tucker, Gregory Tucker , single work oral history (p. 90-94)
Lola Young, Lola Young , single work oral history (p. 95-101)
Bonny Tucker, Bonny Tucker , single work oral history (p. 102-107)
Guy Parker, Guy Parker , single work oral history (p. 108-112)
Trevor Parker, Trevor Parker , single work oral history (p. 113-116)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1997 .
      Extent: 254p.
      Description: illus., ports., maps
      • Includes : Appendix 1 : Aboriginal Peoples Mentioned, p.241 ; Appendix 2 : Glossary of Aboriginal Words, pp.242-251 ; Appendix 3 : Contributors and their Family Relationships, pp.252-253 ; Appendix 4 : Water Places Mentioned by the Contributors, p. 254.
      ISBN: 9781863682046 (pbk), 186368204X
    • Sussex Inlet, St Georges Basin area, Shoalhaven area, South Coast, New South Wales,: Envirobook , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 6836349662608037307.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 254p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780858812420
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