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Aboriginal Studies Press

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  • Aboriginal Ways of Using Englishby Diana Eades

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Written by one of the pioneers of the field of forensic linguistics, this collection presents 30 years of research and writings that focus on the distinct dialect of English spoken in Australia known as Aboriginal English. The implications of Diana Eades's work within the education, legal, and social spheres are of profound importance for understanding... more...

  • Arresting Incarcerationby Don Weatherburn

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment has soared. What has gone wrong? In Arresting Incarceration , Don Weatherburn charts the events that led to Royal Commission. He also argues that past efforts to reduce the number of Aboriginal... more...

  • Back on the Blockby Bill Simon; Des Montgomerie; Jo Tuscano

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Bold and inspiring, this insider's story recalls the life of a stolen child who grew up to be an angry, addicted young man, only to eventually undergo a life-changing transformation into a compassionate pastor. Beaten, deprived of his freedom, and used as child labor, Bill Simon's abnormal childhood led to two decades of self-abuse and crime, of which this... more...

  • Belonging Togetherby Patrick Sullivan

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    Comprehensive and optimistic, this examination describes current Indigenous affairs policy in Australia, concentrating on the period following the end of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission in 2004. It provides a unique overview of the trajectory of current policy, advancing a new consolidated approach to Indigenous policy that moves... more...

  • A Bend in the Yarraby Ian Clark; Toby Heydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 17.95

    Of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal peopleparticularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community the Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important postcontact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters, and... more...

  • Black Mary & Gunjiesby Julie Janson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1996; US$ 13.99

    Black Mary tells the story of Aboriginal bushranger Mary Ann and her partner, Captain Thunderbolt, roaming northwestern New South Wales in the mid-19th century. Gunjies combines family life, young love, a football match, and a debutante ball, with political activism, racial discrimination, and uneasy relations with police (the gunjies). more...

  • Calling the Shotsby Jane Lydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Jane Lydon is the Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Western Australia. She is a historical archaeologist with more than 20 years of experience, who has worked for various government agencies, including the Australian Heritage Commission and the Victoria Archaeological Survey, as well as for the Museum of Sydney, as a... more...

  • Dialogue About Land Justiceby Lisa Strelein

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    With input from leading commentators and senior jurists, this account provides a solid understanding of the key problems surrounding Australia?s native title. Consolidating 16 papers presented at the national Native Title Conference since the historic Mabo judgment, this inspirational compilation ties native title to the fundamental issue that is... more...

  • Disciplining the Savagesby Martin Nakata

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An alternative reading for those struggling at the contradictory and ambiguous intersections of academia and Indigenous experience, this book moves beyond the usual criticisms of the disciplines providing an alternative for understanding Indigenous peoples. more...

  • Heavy Metalby Maggie Brady

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1992; US$ 17.95

    An attempt to go beyond current explanations of Aboriginal drug abuse, which stereotype these people as "victims," this examination focuses on understanding the users' subjective decisions to engage in this behavior. Providing an overview of the use of drugs among Aboriginal people and surveying the extant international literature, this book provides... more...