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  • Indifferent Inclusionby Russell McGregor

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how the relationship changed, and the impediments to... more...

  • Islam Dreamingby Peta Stephenson

    UNSW Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Indigenous Australians are increasingly finding in Islam the possibility of reconnection with lost Indigenous traditions and a model of community unavailable elsewhere. But this is not a new story. From the Makassan trepang fisherman of Arnhem Land, the Malay pearl-divers of Broome, through the Afghan camel drivers of the interior, Muslims have lived... more...

  • Strangers on the Shoreby Peter Veth

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 23.95

    Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders — Macassans, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Americans and others — are known to have occurred for 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these... more...

  • The Other Side of the Frontierby H Reynolds

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    The publication of this book in 1981 profoundly changed the way in which we understand the history of relations between indigenous Australians and European settlers. It has since become a classic of Australian history. Drawing from documentary and oral evidence, the book describes in meticulous and compelling detail the ways in which Aborigines responded... more...

  • Hunters and Trackers of the Australian Desertby Pat Lowe

    Rosenberg Publishing 2002; US$ 15.99

    Australian Aborigines are legendary hunters and trackers. However, few people have more than a sketchy idea of the skills they have to master from early childhood onwards. The people of the deserts that make up the centre of Australia adapted to one of the most marginal environments on earth, with no technology to assist them other than what they could... more...

  • The Chinese Face in Australiaby Lucille Lok-Sun Ngan; Chan Kwok-bun

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 119.75

    This book explores the many ways that multi-generational Australian-born Chinese (ABC) people negotiate the balance of two cultures. Grounded in ethnography, fieldwork and participant observation, it painte a contrasting picture of ethnic identification. more...

  • Paint Me Blackby Claire Henty-Gebert

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.69

    Claire Henty-Gebert?s life is remarkable and inspiring. Born in the late 1930s, the daughter of a white settler and an Alyawarra woman, Claire was four years old when she was taken to the Bungalow mission in Alice Springs. Much of her young life was spent on the newly formed Croker Island mission and she recalls happy days in the care of compassionate... more...

  • Whispers of This Wik Womanby Fiona Doyle

    University of Queensland Press 2004; US$ 12.99

    This absorbing and personal account of Wik activist Jean George Awumpun offers a rare understanding of Aboriginal identity and traditional land. To illustrate her proud Alngith Wikwaya beginnings, Awumpun's early history is told through family member and Alngith descendant Fiona Doyle. This ancestral history combines with the story of Awumpun's struggle... more...

  • Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988by Geoffrey Sherington

    Allen & Unwin 1990; US$ 16.35

    Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society. more...

  • The Flash of Recognitionby Jane Lydon

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 27.68

    As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowley’s 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society, which showed two Aboriginal men in neck-chains. In this original and highly illustrated book she uses photography to tell a bigger story of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Australia. While many of the... more...