Aboriginal history and culture
Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands : guide to indigenous Australia
Aboriginal Australians : first nations of an ancient continent
A is for aunty
Art, history, place
Australia before British colonisation
written by May L. O'Brien
Four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people are collected together here for the first time: Barn Barn Barlala, The Kangaroos Who Wanted to be People, How Crows Became Black, Why the Emu Can’t Fly.
Birrung : the secret friend
Birrung, a young indigenous girl, befriends orphaned Barney and his friend Elsie. Birrung is living with Mr Johnson, chaplain to the Australian colony in 1790, and his family. Generous in spirit, the Johnson family also take in Barney and Elsie who have only just been surviving on their meagre daily rations. Despite living with the Johnsons, Birrung's connection to her people remains strong, and when Mr and Mrs Johnson see how Barney's feeling for Birrung are growing, they gently explain that his friendship with a 'native' girl and all that she taught him about her language and lore must remain a secret - forever. Based on the true story of Birrung and the Johnsons.
Black diamonds : the Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame
Colin & Paul Tatz
Boomerangs and Throwing Sticks
Boses ourselves: The story of Aboriginal self-government
Alex Barlow and Marji Hill
Bubbay : a Christmas adventure
Bubbay lives in the outback spending his days protecting a herd of goats from dingoes. He sleeps in his swag under the stars and the only person he visits is Mrs Timms for chicken's eggs. One night, just before Christmas, Bubbay wishes for something he has never had. His friends, the stars hear him and, with the help of a talking Christmas tree, the magical Gubarlee and five desert animals, Bubbay begins a quest to make his dearest wish come true.
Auntie Doreen is taking the kids on a real bush holiday, like they wouldn't believe.
Charles Perkins and the freedom ride
Creatures of the rainforest : two artists explore Djabugay country
Warren Brim, Anna Eglitis
by Rhonda Craven and James Wilson-Miller
Some people say that Dirrangun is a witch, that she's mean and cunning and Brings you all the mischief in the world. Others say that she's friendly. But she's a very old woman and She has long hair down to her knees. Dirrangun is well-known near Grafton and along the north coast of New South Wales. Both the Bunjalung and Githavul people speak of her and of her connection with local landmarks. She is a powerful woman. Dirrangun contains two stories - one told by Ethan Williams and one by Lucy Daley. It forms part of the oral storytelling tradition and is faithful to each storyteller's voice. these narratives originally appeared in the Nearest the White Man Gets, a group of stories and poems collected by Roland Robinson. Now illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft, the woman, Dirrangun, takes on pictorial form. Powerful and emotional, Bronwyn's insight into the past draws the reader into a better understanding of the Bunjalung and Githavul stories.
Dreamtime moon : Aboriginal myths of the moon
In Aboriginal Australia, the creation of the world took place in the Dreamtime - an epoch when supernatural beings rose to create the world. The stories of Dreamtime are the foundations of all social and religious life. They recount the journeys of the primordial beings and show how the landscape was shaped, how fire was created, how plants, animals and humans were made, and how necessities such as spears and grinding stones were invented to help Aboriginal men and women with their daily lives. This book presents a rich collection from the Australian past, in which the author retells the stories of an ancient tradition and compares their underlying themes with a selection of myths and Moon lore from around the world. Some are children's stories and some are efforts to explain the natural world. Each story is illustrated by the paintings of the late Ainslie Roberts.
Gold for Cathy Freeman!
In association with Al Zahra College, Arncliffe; Rissalah College, Lakemba; Arncliffe Public School; Arncliffe West Infants Public School; Athelstane Public School; Bexley Public School; Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove; St Francis Xavier's, Arncliffe. Summary: As a group of children from different cultural backgrounds explore a small patch of inner-city bushland, they make all sorts of discoveries about the land they share and the things they have in common.
Growing up at Uluru, Australia
Home of the Kadimakara people
A Dreaming story retold. Jadianta, his sister Lande and brother Jalmor are fishing when a storm blows their walpa out into Balanorga, the great lake. A gentler wind blows them on shore and they must journey back to their people, the Kadimakara..
Indigenous Australian cultures
Indigenous Australian Culture covers a vast array of subjects on Indigenous Australian culture, from fine arts to ceremonies, from legends to the culture's global influence.
Insects is an adaptation of an Aunty Wendy's Mob song on the 'happy to be me' CD.
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country. This story of conflict and divided loyalties gives a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's history.
Jirrbal : rainforest Dreamtime stories
Aboriginal dreaming stories of the Jirrbal people. Contains factual narratives about the author's life and the rainforests of North Queensland. Traditional language words of the Jirrbal people are included.
Kicking goals with Goodsey and magic
Australian Football League (AFL) legends, Adam Goodes and Michael O'Loughlin, are blood brothers and great mates. They are also two of the best footballers ever to play for the Sydney Swans. Between them, they played over six hundred and fifty games, and kicked over nine hundred goals. Find out what Goodesy and Magic were like when they were kids, what kind of scrapes they got into at school, and what it was like to go from being normal teenagers to AFL superstars.
A story of sporting legend - Johnny Mullagh. Summary: In the 1890s at Pine Hills station, a tall Aboriginal boy steps out from the phalaris grass and joins a game of cricket. His name was 'Unaarramin' or Johnny Mullagh from Mullagh Station. Fifteen years before Test Cricket began, Johnny Mullagh became a true sporting legend, his feats making him one of Australia's first international cricket stars. But Johnny was also a man caught between two worlds, facing racism and discrimination his entire life. Knockabout Cricket is a fictional account of how Johnny Mullagh may have come to play cricket, told from the perspective of a squatter's son. It is supported by historical facts about Knockabout Cricket and Johnny's life from historical documents and newspaper clippings.
Land of the Brolga people
The children of the Kadimakara have faced starvation and death, but there are more dangers ahead ... Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor rescued Wongabel from the Snake Men. they have travelled safely through the Land of the Kangaroo People to deliver Wongabel safely home to her people. the three Kadimakara children stay with the Brolga People, resting and playing games, before they take up their journey once more. As they travel through the Land of the Barramundi People, Jadianta points out the great, red sandstone mountain called Narabullgan which was made by Goorialla the Rainbow Serpent as he travelled north in Dreamtime. Jadianta tells them the story of the mountain and the Goanna Brothers. As they make camp for the night, a huge Wanambi snake attacks, but Jadianta spears it just in time. As they go to sleep a large comet comes from the south and Jadianta says it is Goorialla, lighting the way to their home in the north.
Land of the Dingo people
Three Kadimakara children are washed up in the land of the Dingo People. the Dingo People want to help them find their way home and lead Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor to the river. Suddenly a crocodile rears up and takes one of the Dingo children. Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor survive and are now in the land of the Magpie Goose. It has been suggested by scientists that during the Ice Age, the Gulf of Carpentaria dried up forming a land bridge between Australia and New Guinea. Aboriginal oral history also recalls a huge shallow lake; the aquatic life, people and events forming part of the legends. Percy trezise has told many stories about these legends.
Land of the Emu people
Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost ?wept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People, but now, in the land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series that follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
Land of the Kangaroo people
Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost ?wept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People but now, in the land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series which follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmore, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
Land of the Magpie Goose people
Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, children of the Kadimakara People, are lost - swept away from their home by a fierce storm. the children survived the unfamiliar surroundings of the friendly Dingo People, but now, in the Land of the Magpie Goose People, they face giant goannas and marsupial lions. Will Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor ever see their family again? Journey of the Great Lake is a beautifully illustrated series which follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
Land of the Snake people
Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor are three children of the Kadimakara People who were caught in a storm and stranded across the great lake, Balanorga. Now they are trying to find their way home and in this part of the series, they are in the land of the Snake people.
Lane, the two Emu girls, and Wongabel of the Woomera people escape from the Snake Men, but now need to safely cross the Pungalunga lands. The Emu people have warned that the Pungalunga people are cannibals, so Jadianta sets about making a bullroarer with a local healer, in an attempt to scare them off. This journey shows what a courageous leader Jadianta is, and again highlights the cleverness of Lasca the Dingo.
'Journey of the Great Lake' is a beautifully illustrated series which follows the journey of three children, providing a unique picture of Australia during this ancient time. Read the story of Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor, then follow their path as they travel to find their way home on the specially provided poster-sized map included with the book.
Minah : a poem in four parts
Whenever I used to see one of those old fellers going off with a spear for murrung -- fish -- I'd watch him. I'd run after him. I was only a little feller but I had a sense to follow and learn how to do all those things." Not everyone has someone to look up to and learn from in their life. But for this little boy, Uncle Abraham is that special person. This story about Minah, Uncle Abraham, shows how the passing down of knowledge can help keep memory alive.
Nginingawila ngirramini : our story
In this collection of inspiring pieces, the girls share stories about their heroes, their sacred places and the happiest moments of their lives. With an introduction by Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador Dr Anita Heiss and author Pamela Freeman, Nginingawila Ngirramini was created in Sydney as part of the ILF s Create Initiative, a workshop program to improve literacy.
The little red yellow black book : an introduction to indigenous Australia
The making of the Narran Lake
A dreaming story as told by Ted Fields ; with illustrations by David O'Neill
The story of a respected indigenous role model, Mandawuy Yunupingu, who has been a school principal and a rock star. Includes great photos, a glossary and a personal profile.
Maralinga : the Anangu story
Yalata and Oak Valley Communities, with Christobel Mattingley
The mighty Murray
written and illustrated by John Nicholson
The story of Mum Shirl, an Australian Indigenous woman, who unselfishly helped Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Includes great photographs, newspaper clippings and a biography.
My Mob: The story of Aboriginal family life
Alex Barlow and Marji Hill
The dreamtime, Storytelling, The rainbow serpent, the story of the Akurra serpent, Yowrgurraa, Sparrowhawk and Dolphin, Kungkarangkalpa, the Pleiades, Kuniya woman and Liru men at Uluru, Bunjil the eaglehawk, Mityan the moon, How crow stole fire.
Nginingawila ngirramini : our story
In this collection of inspiring pieces, the girls share stories about their heroes, their sacred places and the happiest moments of their lives. With an introduction by Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassador Dr Anita Heiss and author Pamela Freeman, Nginingawila Ngirramini was created in Sydney as part of the ILF s Create Initiative, a workshop program to improve literacy
Our world : Bardi Jaawi : life at Ardiyooloon
One Arm Point Remote Community School
Papunya School book : of country and history
produced by staff and students at Papunya School ; written text Nadia Wheatley
YCPS- 1 copy
BCPS- 1 copy
Playground : listening to stories from country and from inside the heart
compiled by Nadia Wheatley ; illustration and design, Ken Searle
Renowned artist Bronwyn Bancroft tells her inspiring story of growing up in country New South Wales. Come with me to my family's old house in Lionsville. It's full of memories. It's a special place. Uncle Pat calls it a secret place. We played in that old tin cubby, swam in the creek with the catfish, and fell asleep to the ribbip of frogs at night. And around the red cedar table we listened to the old people's stories. We learned a lot that way.
Sharing our cultures: The story of Aboriginal culture
Alex Barlow and Marji Hill
Side by side
Annie, young Aboriginal girl, is taken from her family in the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. Away from everything she knows and everyone she loves, Annie must make a new life in a strange world. A sister-friend brings fresh hope.
Songlines and Stone axes
In this groundbreaking book, the first of a series, award-winning author John Nicholson describes the fascinating networks of trade and ceremonial exchange in pre-European Australia.
Stories from country : my pony Hooky and other tales
Stories from the billabong
Ten of Australia's ancient aboriginal legends, authentically and elegantly retold and illustrated by one of the most well-known artists working in the tradition. Discover how Great Mother Snake created and peopled the world with plants and creatures, what makes Frogs croak, why Kangaroo has a pouch, and just what it is that makes Platypus so special in this impressive collection of illustrated aboriginal legends. With stunning vibrant artwork from aboriginal artist and storyteller Francis Firebrace, whose distinctive, colourful work is known throughout Australia and beyond.
Stories of the stolen generations
by Marji Hill
The two halves of this book combine to bring together a collection of Dreaming stories and stories reminiscent of the author's childhood on Stradbroke Island.
The first fleet and the colony's early years
The girl from the Great Sandy Desert
Twenty short stories that tell the story of Mana, a young Walmajarri girl growing up in the Great Sandy Desert. The harshness of the landscape, the importance of water, how hunting was carried out, the complexity of family relationships and the obligations of kinship are captured at a time before European settlement dramatically changed the traditional way of life. Includes a Walmajarri pronunciation guide and language glossary.
The owl people
Retells the Aboriginal legend that explains how a monster dog belonging to the old mopoke woman, became the small dingo that has since been the Aborigines' friend and helper.
They took the children
by David Hollinsworth
The unlikely story of Bennelong and Phillip
An important and intriguing tale of an extraordinary friendship between two unlikely characters, Captain Arthur Phillip and the Aboriginal, Bennelong, which remains largely unknown. The background of the first settlement in Australia heightens the polarity between the two worlds of the traditional Aboriginal culture and values, and European culture and values.
Vincent Lingiari and the Wave Hill Walkout
Melanie Guile ; with graphic pages illustrated by Chris Burns
Welcome to country
Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy is a most respected senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance. This is a very accessible welcome that introduces and gives meaning and explanation within the text to the customs and symbols of Indigenous Australia. Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today
When I was little, like you
Yirawala artist and man
Sandra le Brun Holmes