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Before and after that famous handful of sand, by Kieran Finnane

Label
Before and after that famous handful of sand
Title
Before and after that famous handful of sand
Statement of responsibility
by Kieran Finnane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Analyses the book, A Handful of Sand, by Charlie Ward, a history of the Gurindji struggle for land rights and independence; includes information on pastoral industry conditions for the Gurindji people leading up to the Wave Hill walk-off, 23 August 1966; includes discussion on the struggle for land rights before the pastoral lease received by the Gurindji in 1975, an event depicted in an iconic photograph by Mervyn Bishop showing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pouring into the hand of Elder Vincent Lingiari a handful of sand, and in the Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody song, From Little Things Big Things Grow; discusses continued struggle between 1975 and the final gaining of freehold title by Gurindji in 1986; opposition by territory and national conservative politicians including threat of eviction unprecedented in the pastoral industry; effects of cattle industry decline; social and technological change; tension between demands of self-management and maintenance of traditional law and culture; effect of government policies, including on the establishment of a bilingual school; includes brief information on the song Gurindji Blues and a song about Vincent Lingiari, both by Ted Egan
Is part of
Cataloging source
AIAS
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Finnane, Kieran
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ward, Charlie,1972-
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Before and after that famous handful of sand, by Kieran Finnane
Link
http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2016/10/14/before-and-after-that-famous-handful-of-sand/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
AIATSIS Library copy 1 includes comments to October 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
6 unnumbered pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Label
Before and after that famous handful of sand, by Kieran Finnane
Link
http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2016/10/14/before-and-after-that-famous-handful-of-sand/
Publication
Note
AIATSIS Library copy 1 includes comments to October 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
6 unnumbered pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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