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  • Woven Historiesby Richard Davis

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 35.00

    This multi-authored collection aims to communicate the unique histories and cultures of Australian Torres Strait Islanders to a broad audience. Not only have Islanders long absorbed the cultural influences from two surrounding landmasses and, more recently, negotiated the development of two nations in the region, their lives have been transformed by... more...

  • What Was It All For?by Don Aitkin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68

    Surveys the dramatic changes in Australian society over the last half century - from the blinkered and conservative British ?colony' of 1953 to the progressive, confident society we are today. more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Paddy Cahill of Oenpelliby John Mulvaney

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Winner of the 2005 Northern Territory Chief Minister's History Award. A sometimes contentious figure in Australia, Paddy Cahill is revealed through his lively collection of letters to Sir Baldwin Spencer and others. A one-time buffalo hunter, Cahill spent years farming on his Oenpelli property where he experimented with dairy cattle, growing fruit... 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...

  • 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...

  • Stars of Tagaiby Nonie Sharp

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1993; US$ 26.50

    Stars of Tagai is about life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands ? the title is drawn from the myth of Tagai which belongs to all Torres Strait Islanders. The book explores the changing life of these sea people, their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture rich in meaning and custom. Covering the period... 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...

  • 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...