'Stories told by Albert Williams about his working life on various stations and sheering sheds in outback NSW and later at Tranby Aboriginal College in Glebe, where he eventually served on the Board of Directors. Albert Williams was born in 1933 in Brewarrina and grew up in Bourke. His father was a WWII veteran and grandfather a police tracker. Albert's family history describes the importance of Gundabooka Mountain in Ngemba country. The book includes a collection of Albert's poems and paintings, and is dedicated to his grandparents.' (Source: Google Books website)
Steppin' Out and Speakin' Up was a great reminder to me of the inner power we have as Indigenous women and the role our aunties, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends continue to play in the development of our communities. (Source: Message Stick on-line)
'The remarkable life story of a leading Aboriginal community activist who grew up in a camp in northern NSW, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state.
"And I said that to this old fella to this old fella at the ticket box: I want you to come and fix this. Take these ropes off! What do you think we are? Our money is as good as anyone else's and we want to sit where we want to sit. I kept standing there in front of the ticket office, and by then my sister-in-law was there too. The two of us, making trouble! And my poor little heart, I don't know how it stayed in my chest".' Source: Publisher's blurb
'‘Yamakarra!’ is built on the memories of Liza Kennedy (1902-1996). It celebrates a group of Aboriginal people whose country is between Cobar and Ivanhoe in far western NSW and whose story will have widespread appeal. Lack of water in this region meant that the grazing industry did not take hold until the second half of the 19th century, so Aunty Liza grew up with people who had been born before that industry took over their country. The level of independence that the Keewong Mob enjoyed during her early years had long been impossible for most other Aboriginal people in south-eastern Australia. This is the setting that makes Aunty Liza’s memories special.' (Source: Yamakarra brochure, sighted 28/1/2015)