A Handful of Sand : The Gurindji Struggle, After the by Charlie Ward

By Charlie Ward

Fifty years in the past, a gaggle of awesome Aboriginal stockmen within the distant Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution within the livestock and an immense shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after decades of study, A Handful of Sand tells the tale at the back of the Gurindji people’s recognized Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings generally attributed to the go back in their land via Gough Whitlam in 1975. Written with a delicate, candid and perceptive hand, A Handful of Sand unearths the trail Vincent Lingiari and different Gurindji elders took to accomplish their land rights victory, and the way their struggles in truth begun, instead of ended, with Whitlam’s handback.

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A Handful of Sand : The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off

Fifty years in the past, a gaggle of notable Aboriginal stockmen within the distant Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution within the farm animals and a major shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after a long time of analysis, A Handful of Sand tells the tale at the back of the Gurindji people’s well-known Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings typically attributed to the go back in their land through Gough Whitlam in 1975.

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