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Every hill got a story : we grew up in country / men and women of Central Australia and the Central Land Council ; compiled and edited by Marg Bowman
Bib ID 6897932
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books (Australia), 2015 
xxiii, 263 pages : colour illustrations, maps, portraits ; 30 cm 
ISBN 9781742709819 (paperback)

This collective memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered why Aboriginal people choose to live in remote communities in the heart of Australia. It is for all who want to truly understand why nyinanyi ngurangka -- being on country -- is not a "lifestyle choice" but a hard won right, a spiritual and cultural duty, a constant battle, a source of happiness and opportunity and the meaning of life all at the same time. Why some of the poorest Australians consider themselves "rich with my family, rich with my country. From living off the land to negotiating their place in the digital age, Every Hill Got A Story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia's Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and their many languages.


Includes bibliographical references (page 263)

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Anecdotes.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- History.  |  Oral history -- Australia, Central.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Social life and customs.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Education - Schools.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Religions - Christianity - Missionaries.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Land rights.  |  Habitation - Camps - Fringe and town.  |  History - Oral history.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - 1901-  |  Australia, Central -- History.  |  Arltunga (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Croker Island (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Ikuntji / Haasts Bluff (South Central NT SF52-16)  |  Lolu / Jupiter Well (Central WA Great Sandy Desert SF52-10)  |  Ltyentye Apurte / Santa Teresa / Little Flower Mission (South Central NT SG53-02)  |  Warrabri / Ali Curung / Alekerenge (Central NT SF53-02)  |  Wirliatjarra / Willowra (Central NT Tanami Desert SF53-05)  |  Yurrkarrn / Coniston (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Papunya (South Central NT SF52-16)  |  Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Lajamanu / Hooker Creek (Central NT SE52-08, SE52-12)  |  Laramba / Napperby (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Areyonga (South Central NT SG53-01)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Bowman, Marg, 1956- editor  |  Central Land Council (Australia)


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