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Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country
Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country
Charola, Erika2016
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.
Main title:
Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country / edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Helen Meakins.
Canberra, ACT : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2016.
ix, 246 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 28 x 25 cm.
"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.Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242) and index.Text in English and Gurindji language.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryIndigenous994.290049915 YIJAvailable