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)

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Antipodes

Antipodes: Poetic Responses

This Country Anytime Anywhere

This Country Anytime Anywhere

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

Heartsick for Country

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Arts (21)

The Circuit

The Circuit

Gaye Sculthorpe - Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

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Mawurndjul: Rarrk

Martin Edmond - Battarbee and Namatjira

Battarbee and Namatjira

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Business and Economy (3)

Ian Keen - Aboriginal Economy and Society

Aboriginal Economy and Society

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

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Children (40)

One Arm Point Remote Community School - Our World

Our World—Bardi-Jaawi Life at Ardiyooloon

The Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit - Mundara Koorang

The Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit

Ezekiel Kwaymullina - My Country

My Country

Alice Hemming - The Black and White Club

The Black and White Club

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (40)

Nicole Watson - The Boundary

The Boundary

The Blue-Eyed Aborigine - Rosemary Hayes

The Blue-Eyed Aborigine

Ben Andersen - Might

Might: Tension and Trouble in a Small Australian Town

Tara Jane Winch - Swallow The Air

Swallow the Air

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Health (3)

Maggie Brady - First Taste

First Taste—How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog

Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke - A Doctor's Dream

A Doctor’s Dream

Aaron Stuart - The Story of Yudum

The Story of Yudum

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History (48)

James Boyce - 1835

1835

Trustees on Trial - Rosalind Kidd

Trustees on Trial: Recovering the Stolen Wages

Lyn Stewart - Murder Revenge

Blood Revenge

Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap - The Aboriginal Tent Embassy

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy

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Humour, Cartoons (2)

Anita Heiss - Sacred Cows

Sacred Cows

Jackie French - Shipwreck, Sailors and 60,000 Years

Shipwreck, Sailors and 60,000 Years

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Land (10)

Barry Morris - Protest, Land Rights and Riots

Protest, Land Rights and Riots

Heidi Norman - What Do We Want? A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in NSW

What Do We Want? A Political History of Aboriginal Land Rights in NSW

Peter McConchie - Fire and the Story of Burning Country

Fire and the Story of Burning Country

Deborah Bird Rose - Country of the Heart

Country of the Heart

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Language (2)

David Horton - Aboriginal Australia Wall Map

Aboriginal Australia Wall Map

Diana Eades - Aboriginal ways of using English

Aboriginal ways of using English

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Law & Justice (3)

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

Thalia Anthony - Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

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Mythology (3)

Singing the Coast - Tony Perkins, Margaret Somerville

Singing the Coast

May O'Brien - Bawoo Stories

Bawoo Stories

Die Regenbogenschlange - Christine Cerny

Die Regenbogen-Schlange

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People (19)

Snake Cradle - Roberta Sykes

Snake Cradle

Snake Dancing - Roberta Sykes

Snake Dancing

Lani Brennan - Lani's Story

Lani’s Story

Auntie Rita - Rita Huggins, Jackie Huggins

Auntie Rita

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Personal Reports and Experiences (26)

Dreamkeepers - Harvey Arden

Dreamkeepers

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin - Mary Terszak

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin

Every Secret Thing - Marie Munkara

Every Secret Thing

Yuendumu Everyday - Yasmine Musharbash

Yuendumu Everyday

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Politics (10)

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

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

Charles D Rowley - Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

Black Politics - Sarah Maddison

Black Politics

The Intervention - An Anthology

The Intervention: An anthology

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Islam Dreaming - Peta Stephenson

Islam Dreaming: Indigenous Muslims in Australia

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming - Robert Kenny

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming

Elizabeth Hodgson - Skin Painting

Skin Painting

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Ruby Moonligh

Ruby Moonlight

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Sport (10)

John Blay - On Track

On Track

Bruce Hearn Mackionnon - Liam Jurrah

Liam Jurrah - From Yuendumu to the MCG

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

Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story - Andrew McLeod

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (38)

Helen Hughes - Lands of Shame

Lands of Shame

Tasmanian Aborigines - Lyndall Ryan

Tasmanian Aborigines

Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and Aboriginal men’s health - Brian F McCoy

Holding Men

Michele Harris - A Decision To Discriminate

A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory

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Travel (4)

Aboriginal Sydney - Melinda Hinkson

Aboriginal Sydney

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

Aboriginal Darwin

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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

The Melbourne Dreaming

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