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  • 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...

  • The Europeans in Australiaby Alan Atkinson

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Alan Atkinson is the author of several books, including Camden: Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales , which helped to introduce new forms of social history to Australia, and The Commonwealth of Speech , an argument about history writing in the 21st century and about the links between the national past and present. He has been a Fulbright... more...

  • 'What Do We Want?'by Heidi Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    The passage of land rights laws in New South Wales in 1983 saw political intrigue, deception, and disappointment as well as unprecedented engagement by Aboriginal citizens and their supporters. How could a sympathetic New South Wales State Government redress the effects of 200 years of colonization in the most densely populated state in the Commonwealth?... more...

  • Empire of Political Thoughtby Bruce Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Isabel Flickby Isabel Flick; Heather Goodall

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    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...