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  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Bell Diane

    Spinifex Press 1998; US$ 24.95

    The voices of women and men who struggled to protect sacred sites in the Hindmarsh Island, Murray Mouth and Goolwa area. When they did, it became the subject of a series of court cases, legal decisions, media speculation and parliamentary conflict, ending in 2001 with a vindication of their words. more...

  • Speaking from the Heartby Sally Morgan; Blaze Kwaymullina; Tjalaminu Mia

    Fremantle Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    Eighteen Aboriginal Australians from across the country share powerful stories that are central to their lives, family, community, or country. The stories provide a very personal picture of the history, culture, and contemporary experience of Aboriginal Australia. more...

  • Under a Bilari Tree I Bornby Alice Bilari Smith; Anna Vitenbergs; Loreen Brehaut

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bringing up nine children of your own is a major achievement in itself. Bringing up a further 15 foster children is truly remarkable. Alice Bilari Smith had lived in the Pilbara all her life, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. As a girl on Rocklea Station she narrowly avoided removal from her family by "the Welfare."... more...

  • Conciliation on Colonial Frontiersby Kate Darian-Smith; Penelope Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Spanning the late 18th century to the present, this volume explores new directions in imperial and postcolonial histories of conciliation, performance, and conflict between European colonizers and Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Pacific Rim, including Aotearoa New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Pacific Coast. It examines cultural "rituals"... more...

  • Indigenist Critical Realismby Gracelyn Smallwood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Indigenist Critical Realism: Human Rights and First Australians? Wellbeing consists of a defence of what is popularly known as the Human Rights Agenda in Indigenous Affairs in Australia. It begins with a consideration of the non-well-being of Indigenous Australians, then unfolding a personal narrative of the author Dr Gracelyn Smallwood's family.... more...

  • Empire of Political Thoughtby Bruce Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A book about how European colonists in Australia represented the Indigenous peoples they found there, and the tasks of governing them within the terms of Western political thought. It emphasises how the framework of ideas drawn from the traditions of Western political thought was employed in the imperial government of Indigenous peoples. more...

  • Orphaned by the Colour of My Skinby Mary Terszak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    In an invasive, paternalistic, federal public policy environment for Indigenous communities, this book provides an in-depth account of one person's experiences as a ' Stolen Generation' Aboriginal Australian. Told from the heart, the book speaks in the raw voice of a grandmother reflecting on her life, focusing on her childhood experiences, subsequent... more...

  • Isabel Flickby Isabel Flick; Heather Goodall

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 17.82

    The remarkable life story of a leading Aboriginal community activist who grew up in a camp in northern NSW, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state. more...

  • Original Australiansby Josephine Flood

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 36.31

    Everything you'd like to know about Aboriginal Australia past and present, presented in an accessible, authoritative and straightforward style. more...

  • Black Foundersby Cassandra Pybus

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    In this compelling new book, distinguished historian and writer Cassandra Pybus reveals that black convicts were among our first fleet settlers ? a fact which profoundly complicates our understanding of race relations in early colonial Australia. Most of these black founders were originally slaves from America who had sought freedom with the British... more...