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

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
Author
Subject
Genre
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
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. Now, after many years of research, A Handful of Sand tells the story behind the Gurindji people's famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings commonly attributed to the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10575761
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ward, Charlie Russel
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stockmen
  • Livestock workers
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Gurindji (Australian people)
  • Gurindji (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Livestock workers Treatment
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Cattle trade
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Gurindji (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Livestock workers Treatment
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Cattle trade
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off
Label
A handful of sand : the Gurindji struggle, after the walk-off, Charlie Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057217802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057217802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 352 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925377163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour), facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)944304692

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