Yijarni, True Stories from Gurindji Country

Erika Charola Felicity Meakins

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Yijarni, True Stories from Gurindji Country

Yijarni True Stories from Gurindji Country On August approximately Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory Australia protesting against poor working conditions and the taking o

  • Title: Yijarni, True Stories from Gurindji Country
  • Author: Erika Charola Felicity Meakins
  • ISBN: 9781925302028
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, Australia, 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 AbOn 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, Australia, 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 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.

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      Published :2018-06-05T12:26:03+00:00

    One thought on “Yijarni, True Stories from Gurindji Country

    1. Lisa on said:

      My review is scheduled for Indigenous Literature Week 2018 on my ANZLitLovers blog in July.

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