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)

John Ogden - Portraits From a Land Without People

Portraits From a Land Without People

Antipodes

Antipodes: Poetic Responses

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

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Arts (23)

Jill Stubington - Singing The Land

Singing the Land: The Power of Performance in Aboriginal Life

Robert Hillman - Gurrumul

Gurrumul: His Life and Music

Art And Soul - Hetti Perkins

Art + Soul

Vivien Johnson -  Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists

Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists

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Business and Economy (3)

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

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

Aboriginal Business: Alliances in a Remote Australian Town

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Children (42)

Scott Prince, David Hartley - Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the Team

Deadly D and Justice Jones: Making the Team

Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna - Cathy Goonack

Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna

Gregg Dreise - Kookoo the Kookaburra

Kookoo Kookaburra

Gregg Dreise - Silly Birds

Silly Birds

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (43)

Gary Taaffe - Urban Hunters

Urban Hunters series

Anita Heiss - Manhattan Dreaming

Manhattan Dreaming

Anita Heiss - Not Meeting Mr Right

Not Meeting Mr Right

A Most Peculiar Act - Marie Munkara

A Most Peculiar Act

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Health (3)

Maggie Brady - First Taste

First Taste—How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog

Aaron Stuart - The Story of Yudum

The Story of Yudum

Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke - A Doctor's Dream

A Doctor’s Dream

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History (49)

David Frankel, Janine Major: Kulin and Kurnai

Kulin and Kurnai

Timothy Bottoms - Conspiracy of Silence

Conspiracy of Silence

Noah Jed Riseman - Defending Whose Country?

Defending Whose Country?

Ian D Clark, Fred Cahir (editors) - The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills

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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)

Keelen Mailman - The Power of Bones

The Power of Bones

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

Invasion to Embassy

Barry Morris - Protest, Land Rights and Riots

Protest, Land Rights and Riots

Dark Emu

Dark Emu: Black Seeds

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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

Don Weatherburn - Arresting Incarceration

Arresting Incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous Imprisonment

Gone For A Song - Jeff Waters

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

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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

Snake Cradle - Roberta Sykes

Snake Cradle

Maybe Tomorrow - Boori (Monty) Pryor

Maybe Tomorrow

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Personal Reports and Experiences (27)

Last Truck Out - Betty Lockyer

Last Truck Out

Simon Flagg, Dr Sebastian Gurciullo - Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper

Footprints: The Journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper

I'm Not Racist But - Anita Heiss

I’m Not Racist But…

The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Story of Friendships in Arrernte Country - Rod Moss

The Hard Light of Day: An Artist’s Story of Friendships in Arrernte Country

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Politics (11)

Rhonda Craven, Anthony Dillon, Nigel Parbury - In Black & White Australians All at the Crossroads

In Black & White Australians All at the Crossroads

Charles D Rowley - Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

The Intervention - An Anthology

The Intervention: An anthology

Black Politics - Sarah Maddison

Black Politics

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Ruby Moonligh

Ruby Moonlight

White Christ Black Cross - Noel Loos

White Christ Black Cross

Litte Bit Long Time - Ali Cobby Eckermann

Litte Bit Long Time

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Love Dreaming & Other Poems

Love Dreaming & Other Poems

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Sport (10)

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story - Andrew McLeod

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story

John Maynard - Aboriginal Stars of the Turf

Aboriginal Stars of the Turf

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

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story

John Blay - On Track

On Track

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (39)

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

Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear

Belinda Wheeler - A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

Sarah Maddison - Beyond White Guilt

Beyond White Guilt

Das Australien-Lesebuch - Barbara Barkhausen

Das Australien-Lesebuch

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Travel (4)

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

The Melbourne Dreaming

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

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