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  • Trying to Get It Backby Gillian Weiss

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations cover the entire twentieth century. The first family, Pearl McKenzie, Pauline Coulthard and Charlene Tree are a mother, daughter and... more...

  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Bell Diane

    Spinifex Press 1998; US$ 24.95

    The voices of women and men who struggled to protect sacred sites in the Hindmarsh Island, Murray Mouth and Goolwa area. When they did, it became the subject of a series of court cases, legal decisions, media speculation and parliamentary conflict, ending in 2001 with a vindication of their words. more...

  • Under a Bilari Tree I Bornby Alice Bilari Smith; Anna Vitenbergs; Loreen Brehaut

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bringing up nine children of your own is a major achievement in itself. Bringing up a further 15 foster children is truly remarkable. Alice Bilari Smith had lived in the Pilbara all her life, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. As a girl on Rocklea Station she narrowly avoided removal from her family by "the Welfare."... more...

  • Maybe Tomorrowby Boori Pryor; Meme McDonald

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 12.72

    From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more...this is a new anniversary edition of Boori Monty Pryor's life, his pain, his joy and his hopes, and is as powerful now as it was when it was first published in 1998. more...

  • Is That You Ruthie?by Ruth Hegarty

    University of Queensland Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life. more...

  • Listen To Ngarrindjeri Women Speakingby Bell Diane

    Spinifex Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    They ask that you kungun [listen] to their yunnan [speaking]. When the Ngarrindjeri women of South Australia asked Diane Bell if she would work with them in the running of some workshops to develop a booklet about culture and governance, none of them realised quite where it would take them. more...

  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    A monumental family history of Australia's Wilomin Noongar people, this is a powerful story of community and belonging. Revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture, and history that lie at the heart of indigenous identity, this book?a mix of storytelling and biography?offers insight into a fascinating community. more...

  • No Small Changeby Frank Brennan; Patricia Turner

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing from the Constitution two references that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Though these seemed like small amendments, they were an impetus for real change: from terra nullius to land rights, and from assimilation to self-determination. Nearly 50 years... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...