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A handful of sand : the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off, Charlie Ward

Label
A handful of sand : the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off
Title
A handful of sand
Title remainder
the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Ward
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. A Handful of Sand tells the story behind the Gurindji people?s famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966, and questions the meaning of the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975. Sensitively and perceptively written, A Handful of Sand reveals the path Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji elders took to achieve their land rights victory, and how their real struggles began, rather than ended, with Whitlam?s handback. Not since Frank Hardy?s The Unlucky Australians (1968) have the experiences of the Gurindji Walk-off leaders and their children been related with such insight and empathy. A Handful of Sand is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complex nature of the challenges confronting both ?white? Australian policy makers and remote Aboriginal leaders" --Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.290049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A handful of sand : the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off, Charlie Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Delication -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Maps -- Acknowledgement -- Introduction: put in their place, 1879-1930 -- Part 1: the quest for justice 1930-72 -- Finding their feet, 1930-1966 -- Taking a stand, 1966-1968 -- Friends from afar, 1969-1970 -- Progress and strain, 1971 -- Vindication, 1972 -- Part two: making a fist of it 1973-78 -- a new beginning, 1973 -- Into the fray, 1974 -- A handful of sand, 1975 -- A fighting chance, 1976 -- Mixed blessings, 1977-78 -- Part three: the harder road 1979-86 -- 'A fragmentation of support', 1979-80 -- Testing times, 1981-82 -- Resignation, 1983-86 -- Afterword -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
000057217802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377163
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour), facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)944304692
Label
A handful of sand : the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off, Charlie Ward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Delication -- Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Maps -- Acknowledgement -- Introduction: put in their place, 1879-1930 -- Part 1: the quest for justice 1930-72 -- Finding their feet, 1930-1966 -- Taking a stand, 1966-1968 -- Friends from afar, 1969-1970 -- Progress and strain, 1971 -- Vindication, 1972 -- Part two: making a fist of it 1973-78 -- a new beginning, 1973 -- Into the fray, 1974 -- A handful of sand, 1975 -- A fighting chance, 1976 -- Mixed blessings, 1977-78 -- Part three: the harder road 1979-86 -- 'A fragmentation of support', 1979-80 -- Testing times, 1981-82 -- Resignation, 1983-86 -- Afterword -- Select bibliography -- Index
Control code
000057217802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377163
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour), facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)944304692

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