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Hidden histories : black stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River and Wave Hill Stations / Deborah Bird Rose
Bib ID 1107178
Format BookBook
Author
Rose, Deborah Bird, 1946-
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1991 
xxiv, 268 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0855752246 (paperback)
Summary

Contact history of Victoria River Downs, Wave Hill and Humbert River Stations based on Aboriginal oral accounts; brief outline of Prehistory, traditional culture and territorial groupings (Ngarinman, Mudbura, Bilinara, Ngaliwurru, Karangpurru, Wardaman, Gurindji, Malngin); Captain Cook mythology and the contradictions of the early settlement; case studies of killings examined; role of police and police trackers; destruction of the Karangpurru and Nyiwanawu; Humbert River Mudbura Aboriginal Reserve; Aboriginal perception of social justice; wages and unionism; Vesteys and Borril labour and production management; effects of Welfare policies; station violence, interpersonal relations and sexual conflict; accounts of working lives on stations; demographic estimates; impact of the Wave Hill strike (1966); the Gibb Committee; establishment of Daguragu, Yarralin, Lingara, and Pigeon Hole communities; Stokes Range, Timber Creek, Kidman Springs - Jasper Gorge, Bilinara land claims.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 267-268.

Subjects Humbert River Homestead (N.T.) -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Treatment -- History.  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Employment - Labour market - Women.  |  Ngarinman / Ngarinyman language (C27) (NT SE52-01)  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Malngin people (K30) (WA SE52-06)  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Bilinara people (N36) (NT SD52-16)  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Mudburra language (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Ngaliwuru language (N19) (NT SE52-03)  |  Ngarinman / Ngarinyman people (C27) (NT SE52-01)  |  Government policy - Integration.  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Gurindji language (C20) (NT SE52-08)  |  Wardaman language (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Demography - Palaeodemography.  |  Settlement and contacts - 20th Century.  |  Transport - Road - Roads and tracks.  |  Employment - Conditions - Wages.  |  Gunindiri people (C23) (NT SE53-07)  |  Gurindji people (C20) (NT SE52-08)  |  Demography - Population dynamics.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Ngaliwuru people (N19) (NT SE52-03)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Gunindiri language (C23) (NT SE53-07)  |  Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Trade unions.  |  Malngin language (K30) (WA SE52-06)  |  Bilinara language (N36) (NT SD52-16)  |  Occupations - Domestic servants.  |  Victoria River Downs Station (N.T.) -- History.  |  Wave Hill Station (N.T.) -- History.  |  Jasper Creek / Gorge (North NT SE52-04)  |  Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill (Central NT SE52-08)  |  Timber Creek (North NT Victoria River SD52-15)  |  Coolibah (North NT Victoria River SD52-16)  |  Yarralin (Victoria River Downs North NT SE52-04)  |  Pigeon Hole (North NT SE52-04)  |  Lingarra (Victoria River Downs North NT SE52-04)  |  Victoria River Downs (North NT SE52-04)  |  Kidman Springs (North NT SE52-04)  |  Humbert River (North NT SE52-04)
Other authors/contributors Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Terms of Use Deborah Bird Rose 1991. 

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