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Title Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country / edited by: Erika Charola and Felicity Helen Meakins
Published Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016
© 2016
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages) : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Summary On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, protesting against poor working conditions and the taking of their land by pastoralists. Led by Vincent Lingiari, this land-mark action in 1966 precipitated the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and the establishment of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. While it is well known that the Walk Off was driven by the poor treatment of Aboriginal workers, what is less well known is the previous decades of massacres and killings, stolen children and other abuses by early colonists as well as (some) classic pre-contact stories. Told in both English and Gurindji these compelling and detailed oral accounts of the events that Gurindji elders either witnessed or heard from their parents and grandparents, will ignite the interest of audiences nationally and internationally and challenge revisionist historians who question the extent of frontier battles and the legitimacy of the Stolen Generations
Analysis Australian
Notes "Historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri, Ronnie Wavehill, Violet Wadrill, Banjo Ryan, Biddy Wavehill Yamawurr, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal, Peanut Pontiari, Maurie Ryan, Vincent Lingiari, Jimmy Manngayarri, Blanche Bulngari and Pincher Nyurrmiari"--Title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index
Notes © Gurindji people 2016
Text in English and Gurindji language
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 12, 2017)
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- History
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Gurindji (Australian people) -- History
Gurindji (Australian people) -- Northern Territory -- Wave Hill Station -- History
Gurindji (Australian people) -- Northern Territory -- Wave Hill Station -- Treatment of
Strikes and lockouts -- Northern Territory -- Wave Hill Station -- Cattle trade
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Art - Painting.
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Buildings - Public - Police stations.
Ceremonies - Initiation.
Ceremonies - Rain making.
Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.
Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.
Environment - Climate and weather - Floods.
Feuds and warfare.
Food - Bush tucker.
Gurindji (Australian people)
Gurindji people (C20) (NT SE52-08)
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.
Indigenous knowledge - Tracking.
Land rights - Land acquisition.
Land rights - Pastoral industry.
Law enforcement - Police - Native police.
Law enforcement - Police trackers.
Literature and stories.
Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.
Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - 1901-
Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.
Settlement and contacts - Afghans.
Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.
Settlement and contacts - Resettlement and removals.
Sites - Historical.
Social behaviour - Violence.
Social identity - Mixed descent.
Stories and motifs - Mermaids.
Waringari language (A63) (WA SF52-02)
Waringari people (A63) (WA SF52-02)
Bow Hills (Central NT SE52-08)
Croker Island (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)
Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill (Central NT SE52-08)
Jinparrak (Central NT SE52-08)
Jurlakkula / Nero Yard (Central NT SE52-08)
Limbunya (Central NT SE52-07)
Mangurlu / Seale Yard (Central NT SE52-08)
Murntuluk / Catfish (Central NT, North NT SE52-03)
Ngima / Neave River Junction (Central NT SE52-08)
Northern Territory.
Seales Gorge (Central NT SE52-08)
Tartarr / Blackfellows Knob (Central NT SE52-03)
Timber Creek (North NT Victoria River SD52-15)
Victoria River (North NT SD52, SE52)
Victoria River Downs (North NT SE52-04)
Waniyi (Central NT SE52-08)
Wirrilu / Blackfella Creek (Central NT, North NT SE52-03)
Yurruj (Central NT SE52-08)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Charola, Erika, editor.
Meakins, Felicity, editor.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, issuing body.
ISBN 1925302024