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  • Sicily's North Ionian Coastby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    The Ionian coast offers stunning sea views, luscious vegetation, hill-top villages, natural woodlands, spectacular gorges and numerous old towns. Above it all looms the smoking, rumbling specter of Mount Etna. To the north is Messina, the first port of call for travelers to Sicily. Down the coast are pleasant beachside resorts peppered with... more...

  • Shared Spaceby James Griffith

    Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 20.95

    Where it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence; people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across ... more...

  • Trying to Get It Backby Gillian Weiss

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations cover the entire twentieth century. The first family, Pearl McKenzie, Pauline Coulthard and Charlene Tree are a mother, daughter and... more...

  • Black Swanby Eileen Harrison; Carolyn Landon

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter. more...

  • Raftby Howard Goldenberg

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. On these visits he has observed and recorded Aboriginal Australians lives without resorting to simplification or glib solutions. Among his true stories we meet psychotic Elijah who... 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...

  • A Different Timeby National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 35.95

    Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia between 1903 and 1928. A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 draws on the National Museum of Australia’s rich collection of Basedow’s photographic... more...

  • Waiting at the Gateby Robyn Caughlan; Jason Foster

    Magabala Books 2012; US$ 21.99

    At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a ‘holiday’ and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to return but it soon dawned on her that her family was not coming to get her. This is Robyn’s story. From humble and sometimes horrific beginnings... more...

  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 10.90

    Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people —... more...

  • Intergenerational transmission of criminal and violent behaviourby Sytske Besemer

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’, ‘Like father like son’, ‘Chip off the old block’. All these idioms seem to suggest that offspring resemble their parents and this also applies to criminal behaviour. This dissertation investigates mechanisms that might explain why children with criminal parents have a higher... more...