On 14th September, Don Christophersen and Geoffrey Angeles presented ‘Voices from Daguragu’ a night of rare film, sound and photographs that brought to life the stories of the historic 1966 Gurindji Walk-off from Wave Hill Station.
Don Christophersen is a well-known Indigenous historian, filmmaker, cross-cultural consultant and Flinders NT academic and his family hails from north-west Arnhem Land.
The evening began with an introduction by Kungarakan/Gurindji man, Geoffrey Angeles (McGinness), fish trap builder, media personality and newly appointed lecturer in Indigenous health at Flinders University in Darwin.
With explanatory passages and poignant anecdote from Don, a large audience at the Northern Territory Library in Darwin was treated to a presentation that included remarkable archival film and photographs depicting the walk off, the subsequent nine year struggle and the culmination of these actions in the granting of title to the Gurindji traditional owners by the then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
Read more about the Wave Hill ‘walk-off’