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  • Power of Knowledge, the Resonance of Traditionby Luke Taylor; Graeme K. Ward; Graham Henderson; Richard Davis; Lynley A. Wallis

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    A ground-breaking critique of the concept of “tradition? as it has been applied in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander context, this refreshing new analysis argues for a deeper appreciation of the creativity inherent in their social life and the way that knowledge is constructed and deployed in complex intercultural contexts in contemporary... more...

  • Unfinished Constitutional Business?by Barbara Hocking

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Championing the recognized right of all peoples to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social, and cultural development, this study offers fresh insights into the ways communities can chart their own course and realize self-determination. more...

  • Aboriginal Suicide Is Differentby Colin Tatz

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Adopting a historical and anthropological approach to suicide in Australia and New Zealand, this study documents the rate of suicide among Aboriginal people, which is among the world?s highest. more...

  • Thumbs Up Australiaby Tom Parry

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    On the Road meets Down Under in this really rough guide to the adventures of an English hitchhiker and his reluctant French girlfriend in the Australian Outback! Thumbs Up Australia: Hitchhiking the Outback is the true story of Tom Parry's journey through the Outback. As Parry and his girlfriend hitch their way around the near-empty highways, they... more...

  • Germansby Peter Monteath

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    From Beehive Corner and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, churches and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible signs of South Australia's Germans are everywhere to be seen. Too often, however, 'the Germans' are regarded as a single group in the state's history. The truth is more complex and intriguing. more...

  • Ochre and Rustby Philip Jones

    Wakefield Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone. more...

  • Very Big Journeyby Hilda Jarman Muir; Barbara Cummings

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 24.00

    An intriguing memoir, this personal account tells of Hilda Muir?s bush childhood and her forced removal from a loving family to the rigours of life in the Kahlin Home for half-caste children. Revealing that she grew up to marry the love of her life, Billy Muir, the book also follows her challenges dealing with the demands of a growing family and their... more...

  • South from Alaskaby Mike Litzow

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 27.95

    Ever since I was seven years old, I have been convinced that one of the fundamental upsides of being alive is that it gives you the chance to do things like sailing across oceans ... When marine biologists Mike Litzow and his partner Alisa make a promise to follow their dream to sail from Alaska to Australia, they agree that they won’t leave until... more...

  • A Different Inequalityby Diane Austin-Broos; Professor Fred Myers

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 24.99

    An exploration of why both the right and left of politics have so failed remote Aboriginal Australians, and why until policymakers and researchers take into account both cultural difference and inequality, we will not come anywhere near closing the gap Great beauty is juxtaposed with seemingly endless grief in remote Aboriginal Australia. Communities... more...

  • Is That You Ruthie?by Ruth Hegarty

    University of Queensland Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life. more...