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  • Who We Areby David Dale

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 16.31

    The ultimate miscellany of Australiana - packed with fascinating and humourous facts, ideas, and quotations about our attitudes, language, habits, icons, entertainers, passions, flora and fauna. more...

  • Seeking Racial Justiceby Jack Horner

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 31.00

    This is Jack Horner?s personal account of his developing consciousness as a white man involved in Indigenous Australian affairs between 1957 and 1973, in particular, his work with FCAATSI. It is also a tribute to the diverse Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians who dedicated themselves to ?Aboriginal Advancement? from 1938 to 1978. more...

  • Saltwater Peopleby Nonie Sharp

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating insight into the culture of the saltwater peoples of northern Australian coasts, their profound knowledge of and attachment to their sea country, how this endured despite dislocation and repression, and how this has shaped their values and relations with territory - with telling contrasts to our own western institutions and their origins. more...

  • Words and Silencesby Peggy Brock

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 31.81

    A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land. more...

  • Uncovering Australiaby Sarah Colley

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 40.90

    Drawing on fascinating case studies and examining the conflicts that exist between archaeologists, Indigenous people and government, Sarah Colley provides a uniquely readable exploration of how the field of archaeology continues to evolve in our postcolonial world. more...

  • Kamilaroi & Kurnaiby Lorimer Fison; A.W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.50

    A 'landmark in Australian anthropology' when it first appeared in 1880, this is the first major analysis of Aboriginal social structure, adopting a model today termed 'social Darwinist'. While this theory is now rejected, it exerted tremendous influence on European attitudes for decades. Kamilaroi and Kurnai is of particular relevance to Koories of... more...

  • A Higher Authorityby Ravi de Costa

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 35.95

    This important book recovers the long tradition of indigenous transnationalism ? contact with external people, institutions, ideas ? throughout Australia?s history from before white settlement to the present. 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...

  • 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...

  • Past and Presentby Jeremy Beckett

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This book examines Aboriginal identity in various forums - discourse, education, juvenile institutions, geographic locations, in terms of myths and in land rights actions. A selection of authors drawn from a variety of disciplines present a readable collection of works covering the past and the present, and many issues which face Aboriginal people... more...