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Aboriginal Australians
Aboriginal Australians
by Richard Broome
Book Description: Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, this powerful and comprehensive history of Australian race relations from colonial times to the present day traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of colonial society to a rightful place in a modern nation. Here, the history of Australia is related from the standpoint of the original Australians--those who lost most in the country's early colonial struggle for power--revealing just how much white Australia lost through unremitting colonial invasion, and relating the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation. This fully updated edition explains the land rights struggle since Mabo; the Hindmarsh Island case; debates over the "stolen generation," "sorry," and reconciliation; and the contemporary Aboriginal Australian experience.
Paperback from Allen & Unwin
 
Aboriginal Australians: Black Response to White Dominance 1788-1994
by Richard Broome
Paperback from Allen & Unwin

Aboriginal Australians: Spirit of Arnhem Land
by Penny Tweedie
Paperback from New Holland/Struik

 

Songlines
The Songlines
by Bruce Chatwin
Said to be Bruce Chatwin's best work, The Songlines pays homage to the nomadic spirit that prompted his own peripatetic existence, with an exploration of the "labyrinth of invisible pathways which meander all over Australia," the "Dreaming-tracks" or "Songlines" of the Aboriginals. At the peak of his storytelling form, Chatwin weaves memoir, history, science, and philosophy into an Australian Outback travel tale of brilliance and beauty. Amazon.com
Paperback: 295 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140094296; Rep edition (June 1988)
 
Aboriginal Autonomy : Issues and Strategies
H. C. Coombs, et al
Hardcover / Published 1995 
Reflecting on the nature of Aboriginal identity and the importance of autonomy, one of White Australia's most influential and eloquent advocates of indigenous self-determination suggests strategies by which it might be achieved in practice through a personal plea for a just society.

Aboriginal Autonomy : Issues and Strategies
H. C. Coombs, Diane Smith
Paperback

Aboriginal Religions in Australia : A Bibliographical Survey (Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies, No 18)
Tony Swain
Hardcover / Published 1991
 

Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry : Queensland from White Settlement to the Present (Studies in Australian History)
Dawn May
Hardcover 
 
Aboriginal Men of High Degree : Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition
A. P. Elkin
Paperback / Published 1993 
Not recommended, but includes an excellent introduction.
Browse the works of Donald F. Thompson instead. 

Arguments About Aborigines : Australia and the Evolution of Social Anthropology
by L. R. Hiatt 
Paperback - 225 pages
Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 0521566193

Blood on the Wattle : Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1788
by Bruce Elder
New Holland Pub Ltd
Paperback - 256 pages
Expanded edition

The Burnt Stick
Anthony Hill, Mark Sofilas (Illustrator)
Hardcover / Published 1995 
Reading level: Ages 9-12
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Continent of Hunter-Gatherers : New Perspectives in Australian Prehistory
Harry Lourandos
Hardcover: 416 pages
Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 0521351065; (March )

Economics and the Dreamtime : A Hypothetical History
N.G. Butlin
Hardcover: 252 pages
Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 0521432367; (July 1993)
 

Indigenous Australia : Standing Strong
Indigenous Australia : Standing Strong
by Penny Tweedie
English-born author of several previous books on the subject, Ms Tweedie is one of the finest photographers of Australian Aboriginal peoples and culture, and has been a champion of the cause for decades. Db.
Simon & Schuster Australia
Paperback - 192 pages (December )
 
Crossed Purposes : The Pintupi and Australia's Indigenous Policy
by Ralph Folds
New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd
Paperback - 224 pages

Continent of Hunter-Gatherers : New Perspectives in Australian Prehistory
Harry Lourandos
Paperback 

Didgeridoo : Ritual Origins and Playing Techniques
by Dirk Schellberg
Delivery sometimes delayed.
Paperback - 144 pages (December )
Samuel Weiser; ISBN: 9074597130

Dingo Creek Challenge (Adventures Down Under , No 4)
Robert Elmer
Paperback
Reading level: Ages 9-12 

The Drover's Boy
by Ted Egan, Robert Ingpen (Illustrator)
Based on a song of the same name and set in the 1920's, The Drover's Boy recalls the time when it was illegal for Caucasians and Aborigines to marry, and the death of an Aborigine went unnoticed by the white community. This popular and moving Australian folk song comes from a true story about a Caucasian drover (the Australian name for a cowboy or sheep herder) who is forced to pass off his Aboriginal wife as his "drover's boy". Amazon.com
Reading level: Young Adult 
Hardcover - 32 pages 1 Ed edition
Star Bright Books; ISBN: 188773452X

Economics and the Dreamtime : A Hypothetical History
Noel G. Butlin
Paperback / Published 1995 

Hunters and Collectors : The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia (Studies in Australian History)
Tom Griffiths
Hardcover 

Indigenous Australian Voices : A Reader
Jennifer Sabbioni(Editor), et al
Paperback

Justice All Their Own : The Caledon Bay and Woodah Island Killings 1932-1933
by Ted Egan
Hardcover
Melbourne Univ Pr; ISBN: 0522846939
Special Order

Labor's Lot : The Power, History, and Culture of Aboriginal Action
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Paperback

My Place
by Sally Morgan
This powerful autobiography of three generations of Aborigines by one of their own is an "historical document which should be on every black studies and women's studies course round the world . . . a wonderfully luminous and entertaining prose poem."--New York Times. 
Paperback
Intl Specialized Book Service; ISBN: 0949206318

Plains of Promise
by Alexis Wright
A remarkable work about the people of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Paperback Reprint edition (March )
Univ of Queensland Pr; ISBN: 0702229172
Special Order

A Place for Strangers : Towards a History of Australian Aboriginal Being
Tony Swain
Paperback

 

Raki : A Novel
B. Wongar
Hardcover

The Speaking Land : Myth and Story in Aboriginal Australia
Ronald M. Berndt, Catherine H. Berndt (Contributor)
Paperback 
Delivery sometimes delayed.
 

Triumph of the Nomads : A History of Aboriginal Australia
by Geoffrey Blainey 
Paperback / Published 1982
ISBN 0879510846
 

 
 
 
Voices of the First Day : Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Robert Lawlor
This is a compelling work. Lawlor writes clearly, his research is impeccable, and his dedication to the Australian peoples is made clear by the donation of the book's profits to aboriginal organizations.
Paperback: 412 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 9.98 x 8.00
Inner Traditions Intl Ltd; ISBN: 0892813555; (November 1991)
 
Voices in the Dreamtime, A Journey Into The Self
H. Sydney Salt
Encircled in an atmosphere of ancient Aboriginal mysticism, this story draws the reader into the dreamtime to share the most intimate journey into the soul, showing how to experience the simple, yet profound philosophy of revealing and living one's truth. Having successfully healed from a background of abuse and neglect, the author brings the reader into a deeper understanding of our connection to ourselves and all life by uncovering the value and magic of life beyond ordinary time.
Paperback

Wisdom from the Earth : The Living Legacy of the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Anna Voigt, Nevill Drury
Paperback.
 
 

Wise Women of the Dreamtime : Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
K. Langloh Parker (Compiler), Joanna Lambert (Editor)
Women's stories from the world's oldest tradition, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths was compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance. Here, women tell of their own ceremonies, relationships, and behavioral codes, bringing into focus the Aboriginal world view, in which humanity and nature exist in balance and harmony. (Inner Traditions International)
Paperback / Published 1993
 
Religious Business : Essays on Australian Aboriginal Spirituality
M. J. Charlesworth(Editor), Charles Strong Memorial Trust 
Paperback
Special Order

The Didjeridu : From Arnhem Land to Internet
Karl Neuenfeldt (Editor)
Paperback 
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Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines
by David Unaipon (Editor), et al
(Hardcover -February )
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Whitefella Comin' : Aboriginal Responses to Colonialism in Northern Australia
David S. Trigger
Hardcover / Published 1992
Delivery sometimes delayed.
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People from the Dawn : Religion, Homeland, and Privacy in Australian Aboriginal Culture
by John Hilary Martin
Solas Press
Paperback
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