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 Read reviewBorn Into This

Born Into This

Adam Thompson

Engaging, thought-provoking stories from a young Tasmanian Aboriginal author who addresses universal themes - identity, racism, heritage destruction - from a wholly original perspective.  

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After Story

Larissa Behrendt

When a mother and daughter take the overseas trip of a lifetime, they discover that the past is never quite behind them.

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 Read reviewWhisper Songs

Whisper Songs

Tony Birch

In this stunning collection Tony Birch invites the reader into a tender conversation with those he loves - and has loved - the most

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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

Veronica Gorrie

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

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 Read reviewBila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams

Anita Heiss

Set on timeless Wiradyuri country, where the life-giving waters of the rivers can make or break dreams, and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and...

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 Read reviewDropbear

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury.  

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 Read reviewWith the Falling of the Dusk

With the Falling of the Dusk

Stan Grant

A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.

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Debesa: The Story of Frank and Katie Rodriguez

Debesa: The Story of Frank and Katie Rodriguez

Dr Cindy Solonec

Debesa is a sweeping social history of one family's struggles and triumphs set against the backdrop of the beauty of the West Kimberley.

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Finding Our Heart

Finding Our Heart

Thomas Mayor, Blak Douglas

A young reader's edition that follows Thomas Mayor's bestselling book Finding the Heart of the Nation.

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Common Wealth

Common Wealth

Gregg Dreise

A slam poetry persuasive and powerful vision of unity from award-winning First Nations creator Gregg Dreise. Passionate, yet peaceful, Common Wealth is a compelling plea for a future of truth, togetherness and respect for our...

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The River

The River

Sally Morgan, Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr

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In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Bronwyn Bancroft, Sally Morgan

Susie is supposed to write about what she wants to be when she grows up. But she doesn't have a clue! When she has a series of puzzling dreams, Gran encourages her to think about their deeper meaning and Susie soon finds she knows...

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Kookoo Kookaburra

Kookoo Kookaburra

Gregg Dreise

Kindness is like a boomerang - if you throw it often, it comes back often.

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My Country

My Country

Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan

Now available in paperback. Best-selling author and internationally renowned painter Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a picture book celebrating country. A gorgeous picture book in simple, lyrical prose and...

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Day Break

Day Break

Amy McQuire, Matt Chun

Day Break is the story of a family making their way back to Country on January 26. We see the strength they draw from being together, and from sharing stories as they move through a shifting landscape.

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Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Adam Briggs, Kate Moon, Rachael Sarra

Adapted from Briggs' celebrated song 'The Children Came Back', Our Home, Our Heartbeat is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous...

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 Read reviewThe White Girl

The White Girl

Tony Birch

In The White Girl, Tony Birch has created memorable characters whose capacity for love and courage are a timely reminder of the endurance of the human spirit.      

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 Read reviewSong of the Crocodile

Song of the Crocodile

Nardi Simpson

A captivating Australian saga from the winner of the 2018 black&write! fellowship.   

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Homecoming

Homecoming

Elfie Shiosaki

Homecoming pieces together fragments of stories about four generations of Noongar women and explores how they navigated the changing landscapes of colonisation, protectionism, and assimilation to hold their families together. This...

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Living on Stolen Land

Living on Stolen Land

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present'. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, in a highly...

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Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Archie Roach

A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

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Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles

Stolen from his mother and placed into institutional care when he was only a few months old, Uncle Jack was raised under the government's White Australia Policy. The loneliness and isolation he experienced during those years had a...

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Truth-Telling

Truth-Telling

Henry Reynolds

If we are to take seriously the need for telling the truth about our history, we must start at first principles.     

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians.    

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 Read reviewThe Old Lie

The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius

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Respect

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Lisa Kennedy

A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves. Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture. 

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 Read reviewYoung Dark Emu: A Truer History

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

Bruce Pascoe

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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 Read reviewStory Doctors

Story Doctors

Boori Monty Pryor, Rita Sinclair

An empowering story for all Australians, acknowledging our true history, embracing inclusivity, and celebrating the healing powers of nature and culture.

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Carpentaria

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is one of Australia's finest Aboriginal writers. Carpentaria is her second novel, an epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland, from where her people come. The novel's portrait of life in the...

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 Read reviewTerra Nullius

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

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Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now

Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now

Ellen van Neerven

Curated and introduced by award-winning author Ellen van Neerven, Flock features luminous storytelling from leading Aboriginal writers, such as Tony Birch, Melissa Lucashenko and Tara June Winch, as well as some of the brightest...

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 Read reviewSalt: Selected Stories and Essays

Salt: Selected Stories and Essays

Bruce Pascoe

A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work.

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Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country

Alison Page, Professor Paul Memmott, Margo Neale

Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country.Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and...

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 Read reviewWalking in Gagudju Country

Walking in Gagudju Country

Diane Lucas, Ben Tyler, Emma Long

Walk with us through one of the Top End's magnificent monsoon forests, in Kakadu National Park, learning about the plants, animals and Kundjeyhmi culture along the way.

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 Read reviewWelcome To Country (Board book)

Welcome To Country (Board book)

Lisa Kennedy, Aunty Joy Murphy

An Aboriginal ceremony of Welcome to Country is depicted for the first time in a stunning board book from two Indigenous Australians.

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 Read reviewWilam: A Birrarung Story

Wilam: A Birrarung Story

Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy

Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra River, from its source to its mouth; from its...

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Song Spirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Song Spirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Gay'wu Group of Women

Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form. 

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The Yield

The Yield

Tara June Winch

An exquisitely written, heartbreaking and hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering and empowerment

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 Read reviewToo Much Lip

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her...

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Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Alison Whittaker

Curated and introduced by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front is a ground-breaking anthology of First Nations poetry showcasing some of the brightest new stars, as well as leading Aboriginal writers and poets including Bruce Pascoe, Ali...

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Bruce Pascoe, Vicky Shukuroglou

A new, fully illustrated book from award-winning author Bruce Pascoe and photographer Vicky Shukuroglou that offers a deeper understanding of Australia and how best to travel and appreciate the heart of the country.

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Where The Fruit Falls

Where The Fruit Falls

Karen Wyld

An ancient ocean roars under the red dirt. Hush. Be still for just a moment. Hear its thunder-ing waves crashing on unseen shores.

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Throat

Throat

Ellen van Neerven

Throat is the explosive second poetry collection from award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven.

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 Read reviewSand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World

Tyson Yunkaporta

What happens when global systems are viewed from an Indigenous perspective? How does it affect the way we see history, money, power and learning? Could it change the world?

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 Read reviewWombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories

Helen Milroy

From a falling star to a lonely whale, an entertaining lizard to an enterprising penguin, these Indigenous stories are full of wonder, adventure and enduring friendships.

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Sister Heart

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

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 Read reviewThe Boy from the Mish

The Boy from the Mish

Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

Anita Heiss

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that ..

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Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Marcia Langton

An extended, education-focused edition of this bestselling book, which received the 2019 Indie Book Award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction and was shortlisted for General Non-fiction Book of the Year at the 2019 ABIA.

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 Read reviewMy Place (Younger Readers)

My Place (Younger Readers)

Sally Morgan

Sally's rich, zesty and moving work is perhaps the best loved biography of Aboriginal Australia ever written. My Place for Younger Readers is an abridged edition that retains all the charm and power of the original.

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The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

Bronwyn Bancroft

In this magnificent celebration of country, Bronwyn Bancroft uses colours, shapes, patterns and words to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of the Australian continent, and to express the depth of her feelings for it.

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Australia Day

Australia Day

Stan Grant

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Black is the New White

Black is the New White

Nakkiah Lui

Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner.

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Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One Story

Dr Robert Isaacs, Tanaz Byramji

Told with grace and strength, this memoir shares the inside story of a respected Elder and his drive to break down cultural barriers and improve the lives of his people.

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A Question of Colour

A Question of Colour

Patricia Lees, Adam C Lees

A Question of Colour is a deeply moving and powerful testimony to the resilience of a young girl, her identity and her journey to belong.  

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Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller

An intriguing and gripping young adult novel by the winner of the David Unaipon award.   

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Bindi

Bindi

Kirli Saunders, Dub Leffler

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She's not really into maths but LOVES art class and playing hockey. Her absolute FAVOURITE thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.

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Took the Children Away

Took the Children Away

Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter

Took the Children Away is a moving indictment of the treatment of indigenous children from the Stolen Generation' and a song which struck a chord' not only among the wider Aboriginal community, but also nationally.

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Backyard Bugs

Backyard Bugs

Helen Milroy

From beautiful butterflies to kaleidoscopic Christmas beetles, First Nations author and illustrator Helen Milroy returns to the backyard with a picture book designed to teach kids (and their handlers) all about the scurrying,...

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Heroes, Rebels and Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history

Heroes, Rebels and Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history

Karen Wyld, Jaelyn Biumaiwai

Be inspired and amazed by these incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander icons! With colourful artwork and evocative writing, this book tells stories every Australian should know.

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Baby Business

Baby Business

Jasmine Seymour

Baby Business tells the story of the baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing - it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong.

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Kunyi

Kunyi

Kunyi June Anne McInerney

These are my stories from a dry remote place, where growing up was very different for what children know today.

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Found

Bruce Pascoe, Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

This gentle story set in the rugged Australian bush is about a small calf who becomes separated from his family.

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Counting Our Country

Counting Our Country

Jill Daniels

Counting Our Country is a bilingual counting book from Jill Daniels, an Indigenous artist who lives in SE Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

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