Yijarni: True Stories from Gurindji Country

$45.00

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 Lingari, this land-mark action in 1966 precipitated the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and the establishment of the Aboriginal lands Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. While it is well known that the Walk Off was driven by 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 elders either witnessed or heard and internationally and challenge revisionist historians who question the extent of frontier battles and the legitimacy of the Stolen Generations.