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  • 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...

  • Arrernte Present, Arrernte Pastby Diane J. Austin-Broos

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    The Arrernte people of Central Australia first encountered Europeans in the 1860s as groups of explorers, pastoralists, missionaries, and laborers invaded their land. During that time the Arrernte were the subject of intense curiosity, and the earliest accounts of their lives, beliefs, and traditions were a seminal influence on European notions of... more...

  • Civil Rightsby John Chesterman

    University of Queensland Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Australians know very little about how Indigenous Australians came to gain the civil rights that other Australians had long taken for granted. One of the key reasons for this is the entrenched belief that civil rights were handed to Indigenous people and not won by them. In this book John Chesterman draws on government and other archival material... more...

  • Aborigines & Activismby Jennifer Clark

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2008; US$ 14.99

    Australian Civil Rights Movement, anti-war movement, apartheid, civil rights, racism more...

  • Singing Saltwater Countryby John Bradley

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 36.35

    John Bradley's compelling account of three decades living with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and of how the elders revealed to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming. more...

  • Heartsick for Countryby Sally Morgan; Tjalaminu Mia; Blaze Kwaymullina

    Fremantle Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countries. They are personal accounts that share knowledge, insight and emotion, each speaking of a deep connection to country and of feeling heartsick because of the harm that is being inflicted on country even today, through the logging of old growth forests, converting... more...

  • Doreen Kartinyeriby Doreen Kartinyeri; Sue Anderson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Doreen was a female warrior, dedicated to upholding and protecting Ngarrindjeri law. In My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri reveals a deep-set desire for social justice, fuelled by passionate love and anger. Her wit and humour abound, while her integrity and sense of justice are inspirational. more...

  • The 1967 Referendumby Bain Attwood; Andrew Markus

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    The 1967 Referendum explores the legal and political significance of the referendum and the long struggle by black and white Australians for constitutional change. 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...

  • Holding Menby Brian McCoy

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This is an easily readable book that explores how Indigenous men understand their lives, their health and their culture. Using conversations, stories and art, the author shows how Kimberley desert communities have a cultural value and relationship described as kanyirninpa or holding. more...