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Handful of Sand

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Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, this book tells the story behind the Gurindji peoples famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings commonly attributed to the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975.

Written with a sensitive, candid and perceptive hand, a Handful of Sand reveals the path Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji elders took to achieve their land rights victory, and how their struggles in fact began, rather than ended, with Whitlams handback. Not since Frank Hardys The Unlucky Australians (1968) have the experiences of the Gurindji Walk-off leaders and their children been related with such insight and empathy. An essential contribution to understanding the complex nature of the challenges confronting both white Australian policy makers and remote Aboriginal community leaders.

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Author(s):
Ward, Charlie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
copyright 2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1925377164
ISBN-13:
9781925377163
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Monash University Publishing
Title:
Handful of Sand

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Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, this book tells the story behind the Gurindji peoples famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings commonly attributed to the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975.

Written with a sensitive, candid and perceptive hand, a Handful of Sand reveals the path Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji elders took to achieve their land rights victory, and how their struggles in fact began, rather than ended, with Whitlams handback. Not since Frank Hardys The Unlucky Australians (1968) have the experiences of the Gurindji Walk-off leaders and their children been related with such insight and empathy. An essential contribution to understanding the complex nature of the challenges confronting both white Australian policy makers and remote Aboriginal community leaders.

Author(s):
Ward, Charlie
Condition:
As new
Edition:
copyright 2016
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1925377164
ISBN-13:
9781925377163
Number of pages:
352
Publisher:
Monash University Publishing
Title:
Handful of Sand

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