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By Charlie Ward

Fifty years in the past, a bunch of notable Aboriginal stockmen within the distant Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution within the livestock and an enormous shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after decades of analysis, A Handful of Sand tells the tale in the back of the Gurindji people’s well-known Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings normally attributed to the go back in their land by way of Gough Whitlam in 1975. Written with a delicate, candid and perceptive hand, A Handful of Sand finds the trail Vincent Lingiari and different Gurindji elders took to accomplish their land rights victory, and the way their struggles in reality begun, instead of ended, with Whitlam’s handback.

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