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Yijarni, True Stories from Gurindji Country (Paperback)

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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 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.
Number of Pages: 256.0
Genre: History, Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51569494
UPC: 9781925302028
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5731

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