Men and Women of Central Australia and the Central Land Council
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.
Every hill got a story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia's Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and many languages.
In this heartbreaking, funny and poignant collection, 127 eminent men and women remember surviving first contact, massacres and forced removals and resisting more than a century of top-down government policies. Their testimonies paint an unflinchingly honest picture of life and work on the missions, cattle stations and fringes of towns. They speak eloquently of their struggle for self-determination and basic citizen rights. The storytellers also celebrate winning back ownership of more than 410,000 square kilometres of their ancestral lands.
This website brings you extra features to complement the book, including 19 different audio sound bites from these important testimonies.