Aboriginal books

Books for the Australian Curriculum

If you are looking for books about Aboriginal history and culture for the Australian Curriculum check out Booktopia's collection of textbooks.

Amazon offers a number of educational teaching books.

Magabala Books offers teacher's notes to some of its children's books.

Anthologies (7)

Heartsick for Country - Sally Morgan, Tjalaminu Mia, Blaze Kwaymullina

Heartsick for Country

This Country Anytime Anywhere

This Country Anytime Anywhere

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

John Ogden - Portraits From a Land Without People

Portraits From a Land Without People

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Arts (23)

Melinda Hinkson - Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

Jill Stubington - Singing The Land

Singing the Land: The Power of Performance in Aboriginal Life

David Brooks, Darren Jorgensen - The Wanarn Painters of Place and Time

The Wanarn Painters of Place and Time

Seva Frangos -  Timothy Cook - Dancing with the Moon

Timothy Cook - Dancing with the Moon

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Business and Economy (3)

Aboriginal Business: Alliances in a Remote Australian Town - Kimberly Christen

Aboriginal Business: Alliances in a Remote Australian Town

How To Start An Aboriginal Business - Neil Willmett

How to Start a Successful Aboriginal Business in Australia

Ian Keen - Aboriginal Economy and Society

Aboriginal Economy and Society

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Children (43)

Wunambi: The Water Snake - May L. O'Brien

Wunambi: The Water Snake

David Hardy - Alfie's Search for Destiny

Alfie’s Search for Destiny

Michael Sedunary, Bern Emmerichs - The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip

The Unlikely Story of Bennelong and Phillip

The Rocks Of Honey - Patricia Wrightson

The Rocks Of Honey

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (43)

Sue Lawson - Freedom Ride

Freedom Ride

D. Bruno Starrs - That Blackfella Bloodsucka Dance

That Blackfella Bloodsucka Dance!

Kim Scott - That Deadman Dance

That Deadman Dance

Anita Heiss - Tiddas

Tiddas

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Health (3)

Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke - A Doctor's Dream

A Doctor’s Dream

Aaron Stuart - The Story of Yudum

The Story of Yudum

Maggie Brady - First Taste

First Taste—How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog

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History (49)

Fred Cahir - Black Gold

Black Gold

Timothy Bottoms - Conspiracy of Silence

Conspiracy of Silence

Jane Lydon - The Flash of Recognition

The Flash of Recognition

Australia: William Blandowski's Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Life

Australia: William Blandowski’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Life

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Humour, Cartoons (2)

Jackie French - Shipwreck, Sailors and 60,000 Years

Shipwreck, Sailors and 60,000 Years

Anita Heiss - Sacred Cows

Sacred Cows

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Land (10)

Heather Goodall: Invasion to Embassy: Land in Aboriginal Politics in New South Wales, 1770-1972

Invasion to Embassy

Keelen Mailman - The Power of Bones

The Power of Bones

Philip A Clarke - Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

Barry Morris - Protest, Land Rights and Riots

Protest, Land Rights and Riots

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Language (2)

Diana Eades - Aboriginal ways of using English

Aboriginal ways of using English

David Horton - Aboriginal Australia Wall Map

Aboriginal Australia Wall Map

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Law & Justice (3)

Thalia Anthony - Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

Gone For A Song - Jeff Waters

Gone for a Song: Death and Desperation in the Deep North

Don Weatherburn - Arresting Incarceration

Arresting Incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous Imprisonment

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Mythology (3)

May O'Brien - Bawoo Stories

Bawoo Stories

Singing the Coast - Tony Perkins, Margaret Somerville

Singing the Coast

Die Regenbogenschlange - Christine Cerny

Die Regenbogen-Schlange

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People (21)

Ray Martin: Stories of My Life

Ray: Stories of My Life

Snake Dancing - Roberta Sykes

Snake Dancing

Joan Martin (Yarrna) - A Widi Woman

A Widi Woman

Auntie Rita - Rita Huggins, Jackie Huggins

Auntie Rita

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Personal Reports and Experiences (27)

Last Truck Out - Betty Lockyer

Last Truck Out

My Bundjalung People - Ruby Langford Ginibi

My Bundjalung People

Every Secret Thing - Marie Munkara

Every Secret Thing

Am I Black Enough For You - Anita Heiss

Am I Black Enough For You?

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Politics (11)

Henry Reynolds - Aboriginal Sovereignty

Aboriginal Sovereignty

Richard Broome - Fighting Hard - The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Fighting Hard—The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Black Politics - Sarah Maddison

Black Politics

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia - Jon Altman, Melinda Hinkson

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Litte Bit Long Time - Ali Cobby Eckermann

Litte Bit Long Time

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Ruby Moonligh

Ruby Moonlight

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Love Dreaming & Other Poems

Love Dreaming & Other Poems

Smoke Encrypted Whispers - Samuel Wagan Watson

Smoke Encrypted Whispers

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Sport (10)

John Maynard - Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer - Sean Gorman

Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer

Bruce Hearn Mackionnon - Liam Jurrah

Liam Jurrah - From Yuendumu to the MCG

Dizzy - The Jason Gillespie Story - Jason Gillespie, Lawrie Colliver

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (41)

The Tall Man - Chloe Hooper

The Tall Man

Christos Tsiolkas, Gideon Haigh, Alexis Wright - Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear

Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear

Tim Rowse - Indigenous Futures

Indigenous Futures

Dharawal - Les Bursill, Mary Jacobs

Dharawal

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Travel (4)

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Aboriginal Darwin: A Guide to Exploring Important Sites of the Past and Present - Toni Bauman, Samantha Wells

Aboriginal Darwin

Aboriginal Sydney - Melinda Hinkson

Aboriginal Sydney

Melbourne Dreaming: A Guide to the Aboriginal Places of Melbourne - Meyer Eidelson

The Melbourne Dreaming

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