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Aboriginal Studies Press

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  • Reaching Backby Judy Thompson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 17.50

    Taking us back to Yarrabah Mission, two generations of Aboriginal people relive the days in Queensland under the Act. They recall dormitory and school life, marriage and work at the mission, the struggle for survival during the Depression years and the loss of their language and culture. more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Trustees on Trialby Rosalind Kidd

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Ros Kidd uses official correspondence to reveal the extraordinary extent of government controls over Aboriginal wages, savings, endowments and pensions in twentieth century Queensland. In a disturbing indictment of the government’s $4000 reparations offer, Kidd unpicks official dealings on the huge trust funds compiled from private income and... more...

  • Reading Doctors Writingby David Piers Thomas

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 26.50

    This is a book for everyone who reads or writes health research about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Medical research has been influenced by the politics of colonialism, and by the politics of race, racism and anti-racism. more...

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • Dhuuluu-Yala - to straight talkby Dr Anita Heiss

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 32.50

    ?Dhuuluu-Yala? is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ?to talk straight?. Here Heiss talks straight about publishing Australian Indigenous literature from the mid-1990s to 2000. She reveals that defining Aboriginality and the experience of ?being Aboriginal? have both impacted on the production of Aboriginal writing today. It also includes broader issues that... more...

  • Fighters from the Fringeby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 31.00

    Hall focuses on the experiences of six Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who served their country during the Second World War. more...

  • Paddy Cahill of Oenpelliby John Mulvaney

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Winner of the 2005 Northern Territory Chief Minister's History Award. A sometimes contentious figure in Australia, Paddy Cahill is revealed through his lively collection of letters to Sir Baldwin Spencer and others. A one-time buffalo hunter, Cahill spent years farming on his Oenpelli property where he experimented with dairy cattle, growing fruit... more...

  • Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Countryby Gregory Phillips

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 26.50

    Phillips establishes a framework for understanding the issues pertinent to Australian Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga (marijuana) and gambling and its aftermath in one community, Big River which is a fictitious name for a real community. more...

  • Counting, Health and Identityby Gordon Briscoe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Briscoe investigates Indigenous and colonist thinking, ideologies and responses to disease and health, particularly as they manifest in demographic dilemmas in Western Australia and Queensland, from 1900 to 1940. more...