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  • Auntie Ritaby Rita Huggins; Jackie Huggins

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1994; US$ 20.00

    Rita Huggins was stolen from her country as a child in the 1920s, and taken to what is now Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve. Life was ruled by the Aborigines Protection Act. From that time, she desired to make something better for herself, her family and Aboriginal people. She told her memories to her daughter Jackie, and some of their conversation is... 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...

  • Back on the Blockby Bill Simon; Des Montgomerie; Jo Tuscano

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Stolen, beaten, deprived of his liberty and used as child labour, Bill Simon’s was not a normal childhood. He was told his mother didn’t want him, that he was ‘the scum of the earth’ and was locked up in the notorious Kinchela Boys Home for eight years. His experiences there would shape his life forever. more...

  • Bad Aboriginal Artby Eric Michaels; Dick Hebdige

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 75.00

    This is the account of the author?s period of residence and work with the Walpiri Aborigines of western Central Australia, where he studied the impact of television on these remote communities. Sharp, exact, and unrelentingly honest, this volume records with an extraordinary combination of distance and immersion the intervention of technology into... more...

  • Being Australianby Catriona Elder

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 40.90

    Catriona Elder explores the origins and meanings behind the many stories we tell ourselves about what it means to ?be Australian', and to be ?un-Australian' in this introduction to Australian culture, society and history. more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • A Bend in the Yarraby Ian Clark; Toby Heydon

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 22.00

    The Yarra Bend Park marks one of the most important post-contact places in the Melbourne metropolitan area, and is of great significance to Victorian Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri Aboriginal community. At this site was located the Merri Creek Aboriginal School, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the Native Police Corps Headquarters... more...

  • Born of Conquerorsby Judith Wright

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    Judith Wright is one of Australia?s best know poets. She also published numerous essays, children?s books and documentary histories. Born of the Conquerors is a collection of 21 essays previously published in a wide variety of journals and other publications. The topics range from the autobiographical through political comment to literary criticism.... more...

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

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00

    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...

  • Convincing Groundby Bruce Pascoe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Convincing Ground is a wide-ranging, personal and powerful work which resonates with historical and contemporary Australian debates about identity, dispossession, memory and community. more...