Cec: I was standing quite close to Vincent, and Gough gave him this handful of dirt, symbolically, and the old bloke sort of let it drift out of his hand. Lingiari — who according to one reporter was struck with a case of nerves — responded to Whitlam and the crowd in his own language:. The important white men are giving us this land ceremonially… It belonged to the whites, but today it is in the hands of us Aboriginals all around here.
Let us live happily as mates, let us not make it hard for each other… They will give us cattle, they will give us horses, and we will be happy… These important white men have come here to our ceremonial ground and they are welcome….
You Gurindji must keep this land safe for yourselves, it does not belong to any different Welfare man. They took our country away from us, now they have bought it back ceremonially. Lingiari made his speech, and a party followed.
Chops, sausages and fruit were served before painted-up members of the track mob and others danced. Amongst such excitement, the Gurindji leader gave the new title deeds to his lawyer, Geoff Eames, for safekeeping.treatinlialarsu.cf
An historic handful of dirt: Whitlam and the legacy of the Wave Hill Walk-Off
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