Never Stand Still: Stories of Life, Land and Politics in the Kimberley

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    Born on Mt Anderson pastoral station in the 1930s, John Darraga Watson never learned to read or write but he learned early about hard work, his law and culture and that he was 'as good as the next man'. He also learned to take the rough with the smooth and to treasure the old people who grew him up. John Watson is renowned for his straight talking and strong leadership in events that shaped the national struggle for Indigenous Land Rights. He is a man of energy and determination, a proud Aboriginal man of the Kimberley. He is a man who never stood still. As John himself says 'That's the song, that's the culture. If you don't hit the sticks together, no sparks will fly'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWA
    PublisherJarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation
    ISBN (Print)9780646585796
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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