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Francis Jurpururla Kelly


Francis Jurpurula Kelly gave the three talks which follow around the time when the land known as Yurrkuru or Brookes Soak was handed back through a deed of grant under the Northern Territory Land Rights Act to the Yurrkuru Aboriginal Land Trust on 8 October 2014. The text of these three talks is presented here.

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Francis Jurpururla Kelly

Francis Jurpururla Kelly is an elder of the Warlpiri people. He is the Chair of the Central Lands Council and Pintubi Anmatjere Warlpiri Media. He established the first Aboriginal TV station in 1985 and has directed many award winning films including ‘Coniston’, a documentary about the brutal massacre of his people by a NT police officer in 1928[1].