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6 Gather round people let me tell you’re a story An eight year long story of power and pride

7 British Lord Vestey and Vincent Lingiarri Were opposite men on opposite sides greenleft.org.au

8 Vestey was fat with money and muscle Beef was his business, broad was his door

9 Vincent was lean and spoke very little He had no bank balance, hard dirt was his floor

10 From little things big things grow bookorphanage.com

11 Gurindji were working for nothing but rations Where once they had gathered the wealth of the land ngv.vic.gov.au

12 Daily the pressure got tighter and tighter Gurindju decided they must make a stand clc.org.au

13 They picked up their swags and started off walking At Wattie Creek they sat themselves down abc.net.au

14 Now it don't sound like much but it sure got tongues talking Back at the homestead and then in the town abc.net.au

15 From little things big things grow

16 Vestey man said I'll double your wages Seven quid a week you'll have in your hand mediabistro.com

17 Vincent said uh uh we're not talking about wages We're sitting right here till we get our land

18 Vestey man roared and Vestey man thundered You don't stand the chance of a cinder in snow Vince said if we fall others are rising abc.net.au

19 From little things big things grow primeministers.naa.gov.au/meetpm.asp?pageName

20 Then Vincent Lingiarri boarded an aeroplane Landed in Sydney, big city of lights unionsong.com

21 And daily he went round softly speaking his story To all kinds of men from all walks of life

22 And Vincent sat down with big politicians This affair they told him is a matter of state actbds.com.au/About_Canberra.htm

23 Let us sort it out, your people are hungry Vincent said no thanks, we know how to wait nla.gov.au

24 From little things big things grow From little things big things grow indigenousrights.net.au

25 Then Vincent Lingiari returned in an aeroplane Back to his country once more to sit down linguistics.unimelb.edu.au

26 And he told his people let the stars keep on turning We have friends in the south, in the cities and towns newzeal.blogspot.com

27 Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting Till one day a tall stranger appeared in the land primeministers.naa.gov.au

28 And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony And through Vincent's fingers poured a handful of sand /forum/messageid=169572

29 From little things big things grow artactionunion.blogspot.com

30 That was the story of Vincent Lingiari But this is the story of something much more kevcarmody.com.au

31 How power and privilege can not move a people Who know where they stand and stand in the law indigenousrights.net.au

32 From little things big things grow art-almanac.com.au

33 From little things big things grow

34 THANK YOU


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