Topic archives: Wave Hill Station

“Because kartiya never give us fair go, that’s why we bin walk off from Wave Hill Station.”

“Because kartiya never give us fair go, that’s why we bin walk off from Wave Hill Station.”

August 12, 2016

‘No, we had enough with all you mob now, we bin working real hard with all you mob, but never get pay. We only bin work for tea, flour and sugar, and sick of tobacco, that’s all.’: Vincent Lingiari

They never gave up the fight: the battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 2.

They never gave up the fight: the battle for land rights at Yarralin, Part 2.

December 7, 2015

This article first appeared in the July 2015 edition of Land Rights News, published by the Northern Land Council and edited by Murray McLaughlin. WHEN the Federal government makes good on its commitment to hand back land* at Yarralin in the Victoria River District, it will have turned the last page of a long history […]

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015. “You can keep your gold. We just want our land back.”

Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture 2015. “You can keep your gold. We just want our land back.”

August 6, 2015 2

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.”

“Sometime we bin get extra salt on the beef.” Heroes of the Northern Territory

“Sometime we bin get extra salt on the beef.” Heroes of the Northern Territory

August 16, 2012

In December 1961 an important meeting took place in the sand hills at Lee Point in Darwin that led to the formation of the Northern Territory Council for Aboriginal Rights. Its first President was Jacob Roberts and first Secretary Davis Daniels, two Roper River (now Ngukurr) men. Two well known Darwin members of the Communist Party Brian Manning and Terry Robertson were also elected as Assistant Secretary and Vice President respectively.