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Author Lester, Yami.

Title Yami : the autobiography of Yami Lester
Edition Second edition
Published Alice Springs, N.T. : IAD Press, 2000


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Lester Les/Yta 2000  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 198 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
regular print
Summary "This is Yami Lester's story: from stockman to stirrer. Beginning in the heart of the Western Desert, Yami tells of his early years learning the country and the Law from the Ones Who Know. Of his years as a stockman, learning his trade on the vast, unfenced cattle stations of the Centre. Of his years living in the world of the white people." "And of the childhood memories stirred by a voice on the radio - memories of the day when the ground shook and a black mist came up from the south and covered the camp. Of the sickness that followed, and the blindness that changed his life for ever." "Yami's is a unique life of challenge and change, courage and humour. From the remote Centralian outback to the handback of Uluru, from bomb tests at Maralinga to the Royal Commission in London, Yami's memories are about the making of modern Australian history."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Aboriginal land rights
Cattle industry
Central Australia
Demonstrations and protest movements
Lester, Yami
Notes "Jukurrpa Books"
Subject Lester, Yami.
Aboriginal Australians with disabilities -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- South Australia -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Handicapped -- Biography
Blind -- Australia -- South Australia -- Biography.
Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Biography.
Political activists -- Australia -- Biography.
Political activists, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.
Yankunytjatjara (Australian people) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Institute for Aboriginal Development (Alice Springs, N.T.)
LC no. 2001268930
ISBN 1864650257