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  • One Bright Spotby Dr Victoria Haskins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 49.00

    For every Aboriginal child taken away by the state governments in Australia, there was at least one white family intimately involved in their life. One Bright Spot is about one of these families - about 'Ming', a Sydney wife and mother who hired Aboriginal domestic servants in the 20s and 30s, and became an activist against the Stolen Generations... more...

  • The Other Side of the Frontierby H Reynolds

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    The publication of this book in 1981 profoundly changed the way in which we understand the history of relations between indigenous Australians and European settlers. It has since become a classic of Australian history. Drawing from documentary and oral evidence, the book describes in meticulous and compelling detail the ways in which Aborigines responded... 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...

  • Paddy's Roadby Kevin Keeffe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 45.00

    In Paddy?s Road Kevin Keeffe brings us stories of Dodson?s life, and those of his family, woven from interviews, government archives and family stories. Keeffe brings to life the political, cultural and spiritual beliefs of this remarkable Australian, a land rights activist, Royal Commissioner and founder of Australia?s reconciliation movement. more...

  • Paint Me Blackby Claire Henty-Gebert

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.69

    Claire Henty-Gebert?s life is remarkable and inspiring. Born in the late 1930s, the daughter of a white settler and an Alyawarra woman, Claire was four years old when she was taken to the Bungalow mission in Alice Springs. Much of her young life was spent on the newly formed Croker Island mission and she recalls happy days in the care of compassionate... 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...

  • Race and the Crisis of Humanismby Kay Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    The idea that humankind constituted a unity, albeit at different stages of 'development', was in the 19th century challenged with a new way of thinking. The 'savagery' of certain races was no longer regarded as a stage in their progress towards 'civilisation', but as their permanent state. What caused this shift? In Kay Anderson's provocative new... more...

  • Racial Prejudice and Discriminationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Cultural diversity is central to Australia’s national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in violence and abuse. This book reveals the extent, causes and impacts of racism. What are people’s... 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...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...