Wave Hill Station

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The improvements book for Wave Hill station includes information about buildings, fences and bores on the station, and includes black and white photographs of each structure.

Wave Hill Station is located approximately 600km south of Darwin in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory. Wave Hill Station was established in 1883. Vesteys, a British pastoral company owned the cattle station since 1914 and ran the station through its subsidiary the Wave Hill Pastoral Co Ltd. In 1954 Vesteys took out the first pastoral development lease for its Wave Hill property. The station is most famous for being home of the ’Wave Hill Walk-off’ in 1966, when Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji spokesman, led a walk-off of 200 Aboriginal stockmen, house servants, and their families from Wave Hill as a protest against work and pay conditions.

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are warned that this collection may contain images of deceased persons.


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