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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Talking Straight Out
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'In February 1998 the Federal Government announced its plan to build a national radioactive waste dump in the South Australian desert. In March a council of senior Aboriginal women from Coober Pedy, the Kupa Piti Tjuta, made an announcement of their own.

"We say no radioactive wast dump on our ngura-in our country."

For six years the women travelled the country, talking straight out. They called their campaign Irati Wanti-the poison, leave it.

They explained, they demanded, they marched and sang. They told of extraordinary personal histories. They worked with greenies and wrote passionate letters to politicians.

They won.

Now they want to share their stories with you.' (Source: Back Cover)

Notes

  • Selectively indexed.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Coober Pedy, Far North South Australia, South Australia,:Alapalatja Press , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Tjukurpa Kungka Tjuta : Seven Sisters Dreaming, 2005 single work short story dreaming story (p. 8)
We Are the Aboriginal Women, Ivy Makinti Stewart , Pingkai Upitja , Lucy Kampakuta Wilton , Eileen Wani Wingfield , Eileen Crombie , Lucy Kampakuta Wilton , Angelina Wonga , Emily Munyungka Austin , Dianne Edwards , Peggy Tjingila Cullinan , 2005 single work correspondence
'We are the Aboriginal Women. Yankunytjatjara, Antikarinya and Kokatha. We know the country. The poison the government is talking about will poison the land. We say, "No radiocative dump in our ngura-in our country". It's strictly poison, we don't want it.'
(p. 12-13)
To Caroline Perkins,, Eileen Wani Wingfield , Eileen Crombie , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 15)
Dear Greenies,, Eileen Crombie , Betty Nyangala Muffler , Emily Munyungka Austin , Angelina Wonga , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Eileen Wani Wingfield , Ivy Makinti Stewart , Peggy Tjingila Cullinan , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 16)
Re: The Idea of Being a Dump for the Whole World, Ivy Makinti Stewart , Emily Munyungka Austin , Eileen Crombie , Angelina Wonga , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Eileen Wani Wingfield , Lucy Kampakuta Wilton , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 17)
Dear Dorothy Kotz,, 2005 single work correspondence (p. 28)
We Look After the Country Together, Emily Munyungka Austin , Tjunmutja Watson , 2005 single work non-fiction (p. 30)
Dear Mr Beazley,, Emily Munyungka Austin , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 35)
Dear Natasha,, Makinti Minutjukur , Eileen Crombie , Emily Munyungka Austin , Eileen Wani Wingfield , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 43)
Dear Jawoyn People,, Eileen Wani Wingfield , Dianne Edwards , Tjunmutja Watson , Angelina Wonga , Emily Munyungka Austin , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Ivy Makinti Stewart , Rebecca Bear-Wingfield , Jeanne Winter , Fanny O'Toole , Renee Wintinna , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 44)
To Premier Mike Rann,, 2005 single work correspondence (p. 52-53)
To David Kemp,, Angelina Wonga , Emily Munyungka Austin , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Tjunmutja Watson , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 66)
Dear Mr Rann,, Eileen Crombie , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 68)
To Peter McGauran and Nick Minchin,, Ivy Makinti Stewart , Dianne Edwards , Tjunmutja Watson , Emily Munyungka Austin , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Eileen Crombie , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 70-71)
Enough is Enough, Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Maggie Ward , Angelina Wonga , Eileen Crombie , Martha Unganpari Edwards , Tjunmutja Watson , Emily Munyungka Austin , Lily Baker , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 91)
You All Wake up Now?, 2005 single work correspondence (p. 103)
To Caroline Perkins,, Eileen Crombie , Ivy Makinti Stewart , Martha Unganpari Edwards , Eileen Kampakuta Brown , Emily Munyungka Austin , 2005 single work correspondence (p. 104)

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