In November 2004, in the small township of Palm Island in the far north of Queensland, Detective Hurley arrested Cameron Doomadgee for swearing at him. Doomadgee was drunk. A few hours later he was dead, his liver (according to the inquest) so badly damaged it was almost severed.
An updated, authoritative introduction to Indigenous Australia small-format, highly illustrated, accessibly written includes history, culture, arts, sport, languages, population, health, participation in education and the workforce, governance, resistance and reconciliation real-life case studies provides a stepping-off point... read more
Good Morning, Mr Sarra is the story of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, life behind this vision. From his childhood as one of ten children in a country town, to the galvanising of his educational philosophy at university, to its support at a national level. Author at QUT
Award-winning novelist Kim Scott and his elder, Hazel Brown, have created a monumental family history of the Wilomin Noongar people. Kayang & Me 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.
The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley, who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, ... read more
'Lyndall Ryan's new account of the extraordinary and dramatic story of the Tasmanian Aborigines is told with passion and eloquence. It is a book that will inform and move anyone with an interest in Australian history.' - Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania 'A powerful and insightful historical account about a uni... read more
A comprehensive, relevant, and accessible look at all aspects of Indigenous Australian history and culture What is The Dreaming? How many different Indigenous tribes and languages once existed in Australia? What is the purpose of a corroboree? What effect do the events of the past have on Indigenous peoples today? Indigenous ... read more
For 40,000 years the Central NSW area of Wellington was Aboriginal - Wiradjuri - land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement, mission station, gold-mining town and farming centre with a history of white comfort and black marginalisation. In the late 20th century, it was also the subject of the first... read more
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Traditional Healers of the Central Desert contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material: the ngangkari speak directly to the reader. Ngangkari are senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, aut... read more
William Blandowski was an explorer, natural scientist and artist who led an expedition to the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers from 1856 to 1857. Australia is the first publication in English of his illustrated encyclopaedia of Aboriginal life. Blandowski explores the potential of images to portray the everyday lives of people.
'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style... ' Professor Lynette Russell, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University.
Australian Dreaming is the first Aboriginal history of the Australian continent and its people, as told by Aboriginal storytellers. It recounts epic travels of the Great Spirit Ancestors and tells how they created the animals and plants and gave birth to the earliest people of this land.
In 2002, Walkley Award-winning photojournalist Megan Lewis went to live with the Martu people - one of the last Indigenous groups in Australias vast Western Desert to come into contact with Europeans.
This is a broadly-based atlas that is an introduction to the spatial analysis of indigenous Australians, with an emphasis on European contact to the present time. The atlas will feature about 100 maps ranging across various historical, social, cultural, political and environmental themes. The atlas is being produced by the Ce... read more
Presents a wealth of poetic and imaginative tales from Aboriginal cultural heritage. While retelling the stories simply, this book captures the mystical bonds that exist between Aboriginal people, their environment and the spirit life of the Dreamtime. Each story provides the reader with an insight into one of the oldest cultures.
This is the only up-to-date book available about the Eastern Kulin peoples. The Kulin nation lived around Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River valley, and their territory stretched as far north as the Murray River at Echuca. Gary Presland looks at the Eastern Kulin peoples from before European invasion in the mid-1830s and th... read more
There are a thousand ways to connect to country. Kimberley Stories is one of them. Once known, never forgotten, the Kimberley gets under your skin. Kimberley Stories tunes readers into one of Australia's most intriguing and exotic regions via the work of talented authors and artists. Interweaving fiction, creative non-fiction... read more
Oombulgurri emerged from the remnants of Forrest River Mission to become one of the first independent Indigenous communities in Australia. Triumphs and Tragedies, Neville Green's tenth book, is a story of lost innocence in a remote Australian community set amidst the raw beauty of the Kimberley.
Here, largely in his own words, is the incredible story of Edward Koiki Mabo, from his childhood on the Island of Mer through to his struggle within the union cause and the black rights movement. Originally published by UQP in 1996, this new edition has been updated by Mabo's long-time friend historian Noel Loos.