Yijarni, True Stories From Gurindji Country by Erika CharolaYijarni, True Stories From Gurindji Country by Erika Charola

Yijarni, True Stories From Gurindji Country

EditorErika Charola, Felicity Meakins

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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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.
Erika Charola is an ESL teacher and consultant linguist who started working with Indigenous people in the Victoria River District (Northern Territory) twenty years ago. Charola worked for Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation, facilitating a Gurindji language program at Kalkaringi School from 1996-2000 and is a co-compiler of the Gu...
Title:Yijarni, True Stories From Gurindji CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Aboriginal Studies PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925302024

ISBN - 13:9781925302028

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