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'You Like to Work?' single work   oral history   life story  
Date: 1990
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 'You Like to Work?'
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Amy Dirngayg tells of her early years when many old people were sick. They used to bathe in salt water, thinking it would cure them, but many died. Amy also tells how she was first recruited to work at Elsey Station, where she remained working for around forty years.


  • Includes annotations by Francesca Merlan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Big River Country : Stories from Elsey Station Francesca Merlan , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 1996 Z1371539 1996 anthology single work biography oral history extract life story Indigenous story

    'Elsey Station has long been famous as the setting for We of the Never-Never, Jeannie Gunn's Australian classic of pioneering outback life. In Big River Country, the Elsey is revealed through the words of the country's original inhabitants, the Mangarrayi and Yangman people of the Roper River area...' (Source: back cover)

    Alice Springs : IAD Press , 1996
    pg. 63-66
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