Key references

Books, journals and reports

Albert, Trish Remembering Coniston. Port Melbourne, Vic. : Rigby/Pearson Education, 2009.

Cataldi, Lee. The end of the Dreaming : understandings of history in a Warlpiri narrative of the Coniston massacres.  Overland, Spring 1996; no. 144, p. 44-47.

Central Land Council. Making Peace with the Past: Remembering the Coniston Massacre 1928-2003. Central Land Council, Alice Springs, 2003.

Cribbin, John. The Killing Times. Sydney. Fontana/Collins, 1984.

Kimber, Dick. "Real true history": Coniston Massacre', serialised in 18 copies of the Alice Springs News, Vol 10, Issue 32, September 10, 2003 to Vol 11, Issue 3, February 4 2004, (part 1). Parts 2 to 18 from September 2004 to February 2005 at:

National Archives. Transcript of the findings of the 'Board of Enquiry concerning the killing of natives in Central Australia by Police Parties and others, and concerning other matters. Commonwealth of Australia, 18 January 1929.

Office of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Yurrkuru (Brookes Soak) land claim : findings, recommendation and report of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Mr. Justice Olney, to the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory . Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service , 1992 .

Read, Peter and Jay Read (eds) Long time, olden time : Aboriginal accounts of Northern Territory history. Alice Springs, N.T. : Institute for Aboriginal Development, 1991.

Wilson, B, To infuse an universal terror: A reappraisal of the Coniston killings. Aboriginal History (27), 2003, pp. 59-78.

Wilson, B and J O'Brien. Seventy-five years on: Revisiting the Coniston Massacre. In Carment, D (ed.), Northern Encounters: New Directions in North Australian History,. Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, 2004, pp. 25-46.  

Film and video

Killing Times. 1985. Directed by Bob Plasto. Imago Productions. 49 mins.

My Mother’s Country. Parts 1 and 2. 2001. Directed by Fayleen Lauder. CAAMA Productions. 25 mins each

The Shifting Dreaming, 90 mins. 1982. Directed by Bob Plasto. Imago Productions.

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