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The Resource Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country, historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri [and eleven others], edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins

Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country, historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri [and eleven others], edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins

Label
Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country
Title
Yijarni
Title remainder
true stories from Gurindji country
Statement of responsibility
historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri [and eleven others], edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. While it is well known that the Walk Off was driven by the 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 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. -- (back cover)
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
994.290049915
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate,General Public
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Charola, Erika
  • Meakins, Felicity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beasley, Jack
  • Buchanan, Gordon
  • Buchanan, Nat 'Bluey'
  • Danbayarri, Dandy
  • Evans, Ted
  • Wavehill, Ronnie
  • Japalyi, Kurnmali
  • Japalyi, Manyjuka Sambo
  • Kunyarriny, Jurlama (Nipper)
  • Lingiari, Vincent
  • Manngayarri, Jimmy Japalyi
  • Japalyi, Manyjuka Sambo
  • Nawurla, Lizzie Brian Nyalpngarri
  • Parunyja, Daylight Janama
  • Pingkiyarri, Jack
  • Rawuyarri
  • Ryan, Maurie Japarta
  • Ryan, Jim
  • Stott, Gordon Cameron Heaslop
  • Tirrk-nginyi, Sandow
  • Wadrill, Violet
  • Wavehill, Biddy
  • Wavehill, Ronnie
  • Croker Island Mission (N.T.)
  • Kookaburra (Airplane)
  • Wave Hill Station (N.T.)
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Cattle trade
  • Gurindji (Australian people)
  • Strikes and lockouts
Label
Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country, historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri [and eleven others], edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • See also related publication Mayarni-lari yurrk : More stories from Gurindji country held in Language Collection at L G942.095/2
  • "Historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri, Ronnie Wavehill, Violet Wadrill, Banjo Ryan, Biddy Wavehill Yamawurr, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal, Peanut Pontiari, Maurie Ryan, Vincent Lingiari, Jimmy Manngayarri, Blanche Bulngari and Pincher Nyurrmiari"--Title page
  • Includes index
  • Text in English and Gurindji language
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction 2 Before the Arrival of Europeans -- Map 1 Places on Gurindji country -- Waringarri (War Parties) / Dandy Danbayarri -- Raiding Parties / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- Karukany (Mermaids) / Ronnie Wavehill -- Pulngayit Jangkarni (The Great Flood) / Violet Wadrill -- ch. 3 The Killing Times -- Map 2 Sites of massacres during the early colonial period -- The Coming of the Europeans / Pincher Nyurrmiari -- Early Massacres / Ronnie Wavehill -- Warluk (Seale Gorge) -- Seale Yard -- Tartarr (Blackfellows Knob) -- Wirrilu (Blackfella Creek) -- Jurlakkula (Nero Yard) -- Yurruj (Burtawurta) -- Waniyi (near Number 2 Bore) -- Massacre at Ngima (Neave River Junction) / Violet Wadrill -- Murders on Limbunya Station / Jimmy Manngayarri -- Harry Reid shoots my Great-Uncle Jangari -- The crimes of Jack Beasley -- Jack Pingkiyarri Runs Away From Work and is Punished -- Contents note continued: The Bones of Our Ancestors / Pincher Nyurrmiari -- Other Reported Accounts of Conflict / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- ch. 4 Malyalyimalyalyi/Lipanangku: The First Wave Hill Station -- Death of a Manager / Dandy Danbayarri -- European and Further Accounts of the Early Murders / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- How Gurindji were Brought to Work on Wave Hill Station --- Ronnie Wavehill -- European Accounts of Gurindji Moving to Cattle Stations --- Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- Rainmaker Destroys the Homestead / Ronnie Wavehill -- Flood Events at Rifle Hole / Blanche Bulngari -- European Accounts of the Flood and its Consequences / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- ch. 5 Jinparrak: The Second Site for Wave Hill Station -- Picking up after the Flood and Finding Jinparrak / Dandy Danbayarri -- The Stolen Children / Dandy Danbayarri -- They Took the Kids Away / Violet Wadrill -- I Was Taken / Maurie Ryan -- Contents note continued: How They Took My Little Brothers Away / Biddy Wavehill -- Background to the Removal of Children / Felicity Meakins -- The First Aeroplanes at Wave Hill Station: 1929 / Dandy Danbayarri -- Official and Newspaper Accounts of Wave Hill in Early Air Searches / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- The Search for the Kookaburra: 1929 / Dandy Danbayarri -- Further Information Relating to the Kookaburra Incident / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- The Cook at Catfish / Violet Wadrill -- When my Granny Died at Number 7 Bore / Biddy Wavehill -- Ceremony During Holiday Times / Ronnie Wavehill -- Weekends and Station Knock-off Time / Violet Wadrill -- Holiday Time / Felicity Meakins -- Life in the Stock Camps / Biddy Wavehill -- Events Leading up to the Walk-Off / Vincent Lingiari -- Conditions under the Vesteys / Felicity Meakins -- ch. 6 The Wave Hill Settlement -- Living in the Victoria River Bed / Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal -- Contents note continued: The Afghan Shop / Violet Wadrill -- Killing Halal Way for the Afghans / Ronnie Wavehill -- Other Accounts of Settlement Characters / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- ch. 7 Early Policemen and Trackers -- Bow Hills Police Station: Police and Trackers / Jimmy Manngayarri -- Bow Hills Police Station: Mounted Constable MacDonald / Peanut Pontiari -- Establishment of Police Stations / Felicity Meakins -- Rawuyarri (Smiler, The Black Tracker) / Dandy Danbayarri -- Payback on Rawuyarri / Ronnie Wavehill with Thomas Monkey Yikapayi -- Police Accounts of Tracker Violence / Erika Charola -- Gordon Stott: The Deeds of an Early Policeman / Banjo Ryan -- Gordon Stott forces Aboriginal workers at Waterloo to beat each other -- Aboriginal revenge on Kurnmali, Gordon Stott's tracker -- Gordon Stott interrupts a ceremony and is punished -- Gordon Stott goes easy on Wirlwirri -- Police Reports of Gordon Stott / Felicity Meakins
Control code
000057142683
Dimensions
28 x 25 cm.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781925302028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)942732633
Label
Yijarni : true stories from Gurindji country, historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri [and eleven others], edited by Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • See also related publication Mayarni-lari yurrk : More stories from Gurindji country held in Language Collection at L G942.095/2
  • "Historical accounts by Dandy Danbayarri, Ronnie Wavehill, Violet Wadrill, Banjo Ryan, Biddy Wavehill Yamawurr, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal, Peanut Pontiari, Maurie Ryan, Vincent Lingiari, Jimmy Manngayarri, Blanche Bulngari and Pincher Nyurrmiari"--Title page
  • Includes index
  • Text in English and Gurindji language
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-242)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction 2 Before the Arrival of Europeans -- Map 1 Places on Gurindji country -- Waringarri (War Parties) / Dandy Danbayarri -- Raiding Parties / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- Karukany (Mermaids) / Ronnie Wavehill -- Pulngayit Jangkarni (The Great Flood) / Violet Wadrill -- ch. 3 The Killing Times -- Map 2 Sites of massacres during the early colonial period -- The Coming of the Europeans / Pincher Nyurrmiari -- Early Massacres / Ronnie Wavehill -- Warluk (Seale Gorge) -- Seale Yard -- Tartarr (Blackfellows Knob) -- Wirrilu (Blackfella Creek) -- Jurlakkula (Nero Yard) -- Yurruj (Burtawurta) -- Waniyi (near Number 2 Bore) -- Massacre at Ngima (Neave River Junction) / Violet Wadrill -- Murders on Limbunya Station / Jimmy Manngayarri -- Harry Reid shoots my Great-Uncle Jangari -- The crimes of Jack Beasley -- Jack Pingkiyarri Runs Away From Work and is Punished -- Contents note continued: The Bones of Our Ancestors / Pincher Nyurrmiari -- Other Reported Accounts of Conflict / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- ch. 4 Malyalyimalyalyi/Lipanangku: The First Wave Hill Station -- Death of a Manager / Dandy Danbayarri -- European and Further Accounts of the Early Murders / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- How Gurindji were Brought to Work on Wave Hill Station --- Ronnie Wavehill -- European Accounts of Gurindji Moving to Cattle Stations --- Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- Rainmaker Destroys the Homestead / Ronnie Wavehill -- Flood Events at Rifle Hole / Blanche Bulngari -- European Accounts of the Flood and its Consequences / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- ch. 5 Jinparrak: The Second Site for Wave Hill Station -- Picking up after the Flood and Finding Jinparrak / Dandy Danbayarri -- The Stolen Children / Dandy Danbayarri -- They Took the Kids Away / Violet Wadrill -- I Was Taken / Maurie Ryan -- Contents note continued: How They Took My Little Brothers Away / Biddy Wavehill -- Background to the Removal of Children / Felicity Meakins -- The First Aeroplanes at Wave Hill Station: 1929 / Dandy Danbayarri -- Official and Newspaper Accounts of Wave Hill in Early Air Searches / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- The Search for the Kookaburra: 1929 / Dandy Danbayarri -- Further Information Relating to the Kookaburra Incident / Erika Charola and Felicity Meakins -- The Cook at Catfish / Violet Wadrill -- When my Granny Died at Number 7 Bore / Biddy Wavehill -- Ceremony During Holiday Times / Ronnie Wavehill -- Weekends and Station Knock-off Time / Violet Wadrill -- Holiday Time / Felicity Meakins -- Life in the Stock Camps / Biddy Wavehill -- Events Leading up to the Walk-Off / Vincent Lingiari -- Conditions under the Vesteys / Felicity Meakins -- ch. 6 The Wave Hill Settlement -- Living in the Victoria River Bed / Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal -- Contents note continued: The Afghan Shop / Violet Wadrill -- Killing Halal Way for the Afghans / Ronnie Wavehill -- Other Accounts of Settlement Characters / Felicity Meakins and Erika Charola -- ch. 7 Early Policemen and Trackers -- Bow Hills Police Station: Police and Trackers / Jimmy Manngayarri -- Bow Hills Police Station: Mounted Constable MacDonald / Peanut Pontiari -- Establishment of Police Stations / Felicity Meakins -- Rawuyarri (Smiler, The Black Tracker) / Dandy Danbayarri -- Payback on Rawuyarri / Ronnie Wavehill with Thomas Monkey Yikapayi -- Police Accounts of Tracker Violence / Erika Charola -- Gordon Stott: The Deeds of an Early Policeman / Banjo Ryan -- Gordon Stott forces Aboriginal workers at Waterloo to beat each other -- Aboriginal revenge on Kurnmali, Gordon Stott's tracker -- Gordon Stott interrupts a ceremony and is punished -- Gordon Stott goes easy on Wirlwirri -- Police Reports of Gordon Stott / Felicity Meakins
Control code
000057142683
Dimensions
28 x 25 cm.
Extent
ix, 246 pages
Isbn
9781925302028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)942732633

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