Charlie Ward

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Charlie Ward is a writer and historian based in Darwin. He has worked as a researcher with the Stolen Generations’ Link-up program in Alice Springs and as an oral history interviewer for the National Library of Australia. Now completing a PhD on Aboriginal self-determination policy and the Gurindji people, Charlie’s work has appeared in journals including Meanjin and Southerly. His first book is A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-off (Monash University Press 2016).


Red truths and white lies

EssayIN 2004 I drove to the Wave Hill area of the Northern Territory. I had been contracted to assist its Gurindji residents to develop a plan for their neighbouring communities of Kalkaringi and Daguragu, on the banks of Wattie...

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