Vincent Lingiari

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The people of the Aboriginal tribe Gurindji didn’t have the same rights as normal white people. These people were working in the Northern Territory at cattle stations. A guy called Vincent Lingiari had been working at the cattle station since he was 12.


He never learned to read or write. English wasn’t his first language. He was the elder of the Gurindji people and Vincent Lingiari stood up for what was right. Vincent Lingiari lead 200 Gurindji people to protest to get their land back. But the strike was unsuccessful. But soon support came from all over Australia.


Pretty soon Vincent Lingiari requested that 500 square miles would be returned to the Gurindji people. He also requested that a school would be built, clean water and electricity. But this request was denied by the government.


9 years later a new Prime Minister was elected and gave a speech to congratulate the Gurindji people for their victory of protesting for 9 years. The name of the Prime minister was Gough Whitlam. He used this issue as part of his campaign.


When they handed the land back to the Gurindji people Whitlam picked up a bit of the earth and sprinkled it in Vincent Lingiari. He then replied “Were all mates now.”

So that was the story of Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji people taking back their land. This happened in the 1960s.


Bills last day

My horse is breathing on me hard. I knew how he felt. I could read his emotions. His deep black eyes were looking down at me. I whisper to my horse. “I guess this is goodbye. I was told I could go home to my loved ones. I wish I could bring you but I can’t. Goodbye, Bill.”

I scratch him one last time before walking away.  The horse just stands there. I feel bad but I turn away and start walking towards the boat. I get on the boat and look at Bill. The horse stands there and then starts galloping towards me. I think I know what it is trying to do.

It is trying to get on the boat to go home with me. Soldiers aim guns at the horse. Its deep black eyes look at me. Poor thing. Must be sad. The horse grunts and stands there. Then it runs again and jumps. The soldiers aim their guns and fire. They all do except me. The horse falls to the ground and blood is spilling on the soil.

We start travelling back to Australia. When we get there I meet my loved ones. But one of my loved ones is missing. Bill. But one day I will see Bill again. At the memorial. I will never forget how we first met. I will never forget how we fought together and most importantly, I will never forget how he died. But hopefully Bill is in a better place now.

This story was for the light horseman who died in WW1. But most importantly, the horses.


Saviour of the world. Piece of writing for term 2.

Chapter 1: Our Last Fear…


Back at the base your team goes to the main hub. You sit down and start playing games when an alert goes off. You look at the picture and see a mutant smashing a city.


You contact your team to go and look at this. Their jaws open wide. They have never seen a mutant like this before. “Looks like…” “A half Zombie and a Half Alien mutant. Amazing!” “Yeah, yeah nerd.” Your leader says to a scientist. “We have no time to lose. Send out our infantry including the A.S.Ts.


You gear up and get in the jet. You start it up and fly towards the city. “The city is up ahead. Most of it is destroyed.” The city gets bigger and bigger as you fly closer. Skyscrapers are reduced to half the size. The sky is orange and blood is everywhere.


Chapter 2: The Mutant


The mutant jumps out of a building and smashes it. The jets start shooting and this makes the situation worse. The mutant summons Zombies and aliens and they start to fight the A.S.Ts. The A.S.Ts start to fight back. You hit some buttons and start shooting at its legs. The legs explode and some jets pick up the A.S.Ts. The legs are now shooting acid everywhere.


The jets start shooting the arms and they explode too. Acid starts to flood the city but it doesn’t effect the mutant. You shoot a missile and the mutant starts to roar. But the mutant swallows the grenade. The mutant hits your leaders jet and it crashes. But your team has to evacuate. The mutant explodes and the acid is like a Tsunami now. It chases the jets but they all escape except you. You start flying away as the acid chases you.


You turn right and see a exit out of the city. You fly out of the city as acid drips out of the city. You made it out but your leader didn’t.  When you got Cback to your base you saw nothing really change. You looked on the raider. No enemies in sight.


Chapter 3: 9 YEARS LATER…

9 years later you held a funeral for all of the lost soldiers. But especially your leader. You were promoted to leader and nothing happened for these long 9 years. Maybe this time earth finally has peace.



A idiom is like a play on words but has a meaning in these sayings. Aussies use these the most and are excellent at these.

In class we were told to get a idiom, find it’s meaning, take a picture and put it on our blogs. This is my idiom.

Smoking gun.

There is no origin and the meaning is proof  or evidence of crime.

Here is a picture of it.


Hope you enjoyed it and I will see you all later…