Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that sugg ...Show more
Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh: Sam Woolagoodja and the Enduring Power of Lalai is the story of the people of the Wanjinas and their unbroken living cosmology of Lalai- the Dreaming- manifested most memorably in the dazzling giant Wanjina designed by Donny Woolagoodja for the opening ceremony of the Sydney ...Show more
A first in sporting literature, "The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe" is the largely untold story of Aboriginal involvement with the world game. The acceptance that Aboriginal players found within the post-World War II migrant communities had a profound impact on their lives. The multicultural environment of Au ...Show more
Based on a Torres Strait Islander creation story with illustrations by 18-year-old Tori-Jay Mordey. Bakir (rock) and Mar (storm bird) live on a remote island called Egur with their two young children. While fishing on the beach Bakir comes across a very special pelican (Bakirs totem is a pelican) named ...Show more
When only nine years old, Hylton Laurel wrote and illustrated this story about the cocky, heroic frog who becomes a legend of the Noonkanbah Crossing. Hylton is from Millijidee, a tiny, remote community in the WA Kimberley. Ages 5+.
"I only wish I knew decades ago what I know now." says Annette Millar.After 40 plus years of teaching mainly Indigenous students in a range of situations across Australia, Annette has been inspired to share what she 'knows now', through this manual. She has documented successful strategies for teaching ...Show more
Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a te ...Show more
Category: Rock Art
A description of Kimberley rock art, focusing on Bradshaw and Wandjina paintings. Contains 148 photographs, drawings and charts.
Author Thomas Mayor's journey around Australia with the Uluru Statement has been a moving experience. In particular, when he visited schools he was inspired by the children he spoke with. Unlike past generations, Australian children today are learning Indigenous languages, seasons and the truth of this ...Show more