My family’s journey is but one of thousands of similar travels and travails undertaken by Stolen Generations’ members and their descendants. I follow in the footsteps of my grandparents – Bessie and Joe Senior; my father – Joe, and through the determined efforts of my mother, Dorothy, to ensure my father was reunited with his/our family. It is because of them – all gone now - that I have been able to undertake my journey, to work out where ‘home’ is for me.
This article first appeared in the July 2015 edition of Land Rights News, published by the Northern Land Council and edited by Murray McLaughlin. JACK DOOLAN (14 June 1927–29 January 1995), a Patrol Officer with the Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs, was a friend and champion of the Aboriginal workers at Victoria River Downs station who walked off […]
Vincent Lingiari knew who he was and that this land held him close to its heart. “You can keep your gold. We just want our land back.”
On a clear, cold and moonless night at Pigeonhole in the Northern Territory's Victoria River district and I dragged my trusty camera and tripod out and took a few shots of the brilliant night sky from my campsite at the local airstrip.