Vincent Lingiari

Vincent Lingiari was an Aboriginal elder. The white people came and stole the Gurindji land near Darwin. The Gurindji people worked for nothing but rations [rations are pieces of food.] Vincent thought this was not enough so he  and the other people of the Gurindji tribe went on strike. Some of the Gurindji tribe thought  that going on strike was to hard so some of the tribe left because they couldn’t handle not getting food.The Gurindli people waited nine years to get their land back. The white people offered money but the Gurindji people said no because they only  wanted their land back. Vincent flew down to Sydney to talk with the big league they said they will do the job. After the nine years in 1975 Gouth Whitlam gave the Aboriginal tribe their land back by pouring sand back into Vincent’s hand to say here is your land back



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