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Australian aborigines

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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...

  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 10.90

    Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people —... more...

  • Maybe Tomorrowby Boori Pryor; Meme McDonald

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.71

    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...

  • Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speakingby Diane Bell

    Spinifex Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    The Ngarridjeri women of South Australia reveal their thoughts, daily challenges, and visions for the future in this moving book. The stories range from charming and delightful to jarring and shocking, and delve into matters both social and personal—including the Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy. Serving as a model for how indigenous and nonindigenous... more...

  • Disciplining the Savagesby Martin Nakata

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An alternative reading for those struggling at the contradictory and ambiguous intersections of academia and Indigenous experience, this book moves beyond the usual criticisms of the disciplines providing an alternative for understanding Indigenous peoples. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...