Life is not a Cakewalk
One of the first things the Gurindji did after the walk-off was to take the bones of those massacred at Blackfellows Knob and accord them the respect of a traditional burial, by interring them in the caves of the Seale Gorge. Gurindji country was first colonised by pastoralists who considered the blacksoil plains of the Victoria River District to be prime grazing land. In late , the brothers Henry and Francis Gregory arrived from the north and followed the Victoria River and its tributaries upstream.
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Here they met Gurindji, Malngin, Bilinarra and Mudburra people for the first time. The first Gurindji murder recorded by pastoralists occurred just after Nat Buchanan established Wave Hill Station in His son Gordon noted in his memoirs that Sam Croker shot a Gurindji man in the back for trying to take a bucket. Killings of individuals and groups increased in frequency as more and more Gurindji land was taken for grazing. Murlangkurra paraj ngumpit turlakap warlaku-marraj, kula kuya-ma punyu … nyawa-ma-rna yurrk marnana nyamu-yilu yurrk marnani kamparlkarra marlarluka-lu, kajikajirri-lu yurrk.
They were shot on their own country by the foreigners.
Walk of Life
Yijarni, page One man from the s still remembered by Gurindji people is stockman Jack Beasley. In the s, when Jimmy Manngayarri was only about four years old, he watched as his mother was kicked to death by pastoralist Harry Reid. Half a century later, he said he always believed Reid had killed her because his mother had been unable to make him stop crying.
When I was a little boy … Harry Reid was kicking my mother here on the kidney. He kicked her in the kidney till she dropped dead. Hidden Histories , p. Cusack and Carpenter meikim im cartim jangilany. Imin gedim wud, stackimap. Stand up longsaid langa faya. Gedim kerosin an barnimap rait deya top of the wud jukim kerosine barnim.
Puka kartiya brobli. Dat ai bin siim acting langa mairoun eye ai bin siim wen ai was piccininny. Cusack and Carpenter made my uncle get some firewood.
Well, he got some wood then and stacked it up. They got some kerosene and burnt him right there. Those whitefellas were rotten to the core. I saw them do these things with my own eyes when I was a child. It's kind of become a tradition when I go out there to do a show to give a few friends a call, tell some funny stories about high school and walk down memory lane. Funny Love Memories Good. I walk in a space of gratitude. I'm so grateful to God for blessing me with an amazing family and the opportunity to do what I love. Jurnee Smollett-Bell.
Love Family God Me. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Strength Path Us Must May. Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. Steven Spielberg. Best Technology Busy Cell Phone. While you're going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied.
Tell yourself you had a good day.
Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you're having fun, you'll find you are having fun. Jean Chatzky. Smile Positive Work Good. Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it. Terri Irwin. Alone Path Grief Understand. If you walk into a room and one hundred people say, 'You are a lovely, beautiful person', who isn't going to be affected by that?
But you have to tell yourself not to value that.
You have to tell yourself - or at least I do - to not become accustomed to hearing applause in any way, because I think that's dangerous. Joaquin Phoenix. Beautiful You Yourself People. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus. Me Friend Behind Follow. Top 10 Walk Quotes. View the list.
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. Earl Nightingale. Light Dark Own Turn.
Friday essay: the untold story behind the Wave Hill Walk-Off
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