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

John Ogden - Portraits From a Land Without People

Portraits From a Land Without People

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

Heartsick for Country

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

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Arts (23)

Art And Soul - Hetti Perkins

Art + Soul

Gaye Sculthorpe - Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

Melinda Hinkson - Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

Vivien Johnson -  Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists

Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists

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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

Ian Keen - Aboriginal Economy and Society

Aboriginal Economy and Society

How To Start An Aboriginal Business - Neil Willmett

How to Start a Successful Aboriginal Business in Australia

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Children (42)

The Lizard Gang - Kirra Somerville

The Lizard Gang

An Australian 1,2,3 of Animals - Bronwyn Bancroft

An Australian 1,2,3 of Animals

Desert Dog - Pat Lowe

Desert Dog

Lisa Miranda Sarzin - Stories For Simon

Stories for Simon

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (43)

The Nargun And The Stars - Patricia Wrightson

The Nargun And The Stars

Sweet Water - Stolen Land - Philip McLaren

Sweet Water - Stolen Land

Dylan Coleman - Mazin Grace

Mazin Grace

Jeanine Leane - Purple Threads

Purple Threads

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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 (49)

Noah Jed Riseman - Defending Whose Country?

Defending Whose Country?

Australia: William Blandowski's Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Life

Australia: William Blandowski’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Life

Archaeology of the Dreamtime - Josephine Flood

Archaeology of the Dreamtime

Keelen Mailman - The Power of Bones

The Power of Bones

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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)

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

Karl Erik Sveiby, Tex Skuthorpe - Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World’s Oldest People

Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World’s Oldest People

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

Invasion to Embassy

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)

Die Regenbogenschlange - Christine Cerny

Die Regenbogen-Schlange

May O'Brien - Bawoo Stories

Bawoo Stories

Singing the Coast - Tony Perkins, Margaret Somerville

Singing the Coast

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People (21)

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader’s Quest for Justice

Snake Cradle - Roberta Sykes

Snake Cradle

Maybe Tomorrow - Boori (Monty) Pryor

Maybe Tomorrow

Joan Martin (Yarrna) - A Widi Woman

A Widi Woman

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Personal Reports and Experiences (27)

Am I Black Enough For You - Anita Heiss

Am I Black Enough For You?

Hey Mum What's a Half Caste? - Lorraine McGee-Sippel

Hey Mum, What’s a Half-Caste?

Sarah Finch - The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin - Mary Terszak

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin

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Politics (11)

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

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus - Peter Sutton

The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the End of the Liberal Consensus

Alison Holland - Just Relations

Just Relations

Henry Reynolds - Aboriginal Sovereignty

Aboriginal Sovereignty

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Ruby Moonligh

Ruby Moonlight

White Christ Black Cross - Noel Loos

White Christ Black Cross

Elizabeth Hodgson - Skin Painting

Skin Painting

Smoke Encrypted Whispers - Samuel Wagan Watson

Smoke Encrypted Whispers

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Sport (10)

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

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story

Sean Gorman - Legends - The AFL Indigenous Team of the Century 1905-2005

Legends - The AFL Indigenous Team of the Century 1905-2005

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

Brotherboys: The Story of Jim and Phillip Krakouer

John Maynard - Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (39)

Steve Morton, Mandy Martin, Kim Mahood, John Carty: Desert Lake

Desert Lake: Art, Science And Stories From Paruku

Up from the Mission - Noel Pearson

Up from the Mission

Max Dulumunmun Harrison - My People's Dreaming

My People’s Dreaming

Compromised Jurisprudence: Native Title Cases Since Mabo - Lisa Strelein

Compromised Jurisprudence: Native Title Cases Since Mabo

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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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