Every Hill Got a Story
From living off the land to negotiating their place in the digital age, Every Hill Got
a Story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia’s Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and their many languages.
Heartbreaking, funny and poignant, 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, some accessible as audio sound bites, paint a devastatingly honest picture of life and work on the missions, cattle stations and the fringes of towns.
They speak eloquently of their struggle for self-determination and citizen rights such as health, housing, education and freedom from violence. The storytellers also celebrate winning back ownership of more than 410,000 square kilometres
of their ancestral lands.
The beautifull presened oral history collecton has many previously unpublished photos and a foreword by Rachel Perkins.
The stoytellers launched their book at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station in September 2015. The launch marked the Central Land Council’s 40th anniversary.
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Photos of the launch