The next year the group moved to Wattle Creek, a place of significance to the Gurindji
This accessible, color-illustrated work for students, scholars, and general readers gathers oral histories from witnesses, participants, and descendants of those involved in the 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off, when 200 Gurindji
stickmen and their families protested poor working conditions and the loss of their land.
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.
Protests against lack of consultation and government agreements with mining and pastoral leases, such as the Yolngu people's bark petition1 and the 1966 Gurindji
walk-off, (2) attracted attention from state and federal governments, national and international media, trade unions, and other organizations (Foley and Anderson, 2006; Foley et al., 2014; Goodall, 1996).
The displacement of the Irikandji, Gungganyji, Mandingalby Yidinyji, Tjabukai, Gurindji
and other local people from their living and hunting lands fractured Indigenous cultures, a situation aggravated by removals of other groups from around the Far North to Yarrabah mission.
Stockmen employed by pastoral companies fought to secure the fertile plains, while the resisting Wardaman, Ngarinman, Karangpurru, Gurindji
, Miriwung, and other Aboriginal groups took refuge in the gorges.
In 1976, Gurindji
elder Pincher Nyurrmiyarri, proposed a 'both-ways' schooling model.
(127) When, in 1966, the Northern Territory's Gurindji
people set up a strike camp and demanded the return of their ancestral land, the Waterside Workers Federation and building unions provided support.
Wave Hill Aboriginal people bin called Gurindji
. We bin here long time before them Vestey mob.
[A] ** HUDSON, Peter and Gurindji
Country children (illus.) Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody (text) From Little Things Big Things Grow Affirm Press, 2008 unpaged $29.95 ISBN 9780980564310 SCIS 1402542
Who paints for a killing: Gurindji
sorcery painting of Palngarrawuny.