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

Indigenous Etchings - Treaty

Indigenous Etchings—Treaty

Antipodes

Antipodes: Poetic Responses

This Country Anytime Anywhere

This Country Anytime Anywhere

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Arts (22)

Adrian Newstead - The Dealer is The Devil

The Dealer is The Devil

Steady, Steady: The life and music of Seaman Dan

Steady Steady - The Life and Music of Seaman Dan

Tim Acker, John Carty: Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Ngaanyatjarra: Art of the Lands

Jane Raffan - Power and Colour

Power + Colour

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Business and Economy (3)

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

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

Aboriginal Business: Alliances in a Remote Australian Town

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Children (42)

Why I Love Australia - Bronwyn Bancroft

Why I Love Australia

Michelle Gillespie - Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Trina Saffioti - Stolen Girl

Stolen Girl

Scott Prince, David Hartley - Deadly D and Justice Jones  Rising Star

Deadly D and Justice Jones: Rising Star

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (43)

Dylan Coleman - Mazin Grace

Mazin Grace

Steve Hawke - Jandamarra

Jandamarra

Kate Grenville - The Secret River

The Secret River

Sue Lawson - Freedom Ride

Freedom Ride

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Health (3)

Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke - A Doctor's Dream

A Doctor’s Dream

Maggie Brady - First Taste

First Taste—How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog

Aaron Stuart - The Story of Yudum

The Story of Yudum

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History (48)

Noah Jed Riseman - Defending Whose Country?

Defending Whose Country?

Archaeology of the Dreamtime - Josephine Flood

Archaeology of the Dreamtime

Eugene Stockton - Blue Mountains Dreaming

Blue Mountains Dreaming

The 1967 Referendum - Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus

The 1967 Referendum

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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

Deborah Bird Rose - Country of the Heart

Country of the Heart

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

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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)

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)

Die Regenbogenschlange - Christine Cerny

Die Regenbogen-Schlange

Singing the Coast - Tony Perkins, Margaret Somerville

Singing the Coast

May O'Brien - Bawoo Stories

Bawoo Stories

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People (21)

Paddy's Road: Life Stories of Patrick Dodson - Kevin Keeffe

Paddy’s Road: Life Stories of Patrick Dodson

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice

Rob Riley: An Aboriginal Leader’s Quest for Justice

Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling

Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling

Gordon Briscoe - Racial Folly

Racial Folly-A Twentieth Century Aboriginal Family

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Personal Reports and Experiences (27)

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

Hey Mum, What’s a Half-Caste?

Seven Seasons in Aurukun - Paula Shaw

Seven Seasons in Aurukun

My Bundjalung People - Ruby Langford Ginibi

My Bundjalung People

Tripping Over Feathers - Peter Read

Tripping Over Feathers

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Politics (11)

Richard Broome - Fighting Hard - The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Fighting Hard—The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Megan Davis, George Williams - Everything You Need To Know About The Referendum To Recognise Indigenous Australians

Everything You Need To Know About The Referendum To Recognise Indigenous Australians

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

In Black & White Australians All at the Crossroads

The Intervention - An Anthology

The Intervention: An anthology

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Litte Bit Long Time - Ali Cobby Eckermann

Litte Bit Long Time

Islam Dreaming - Peta Stephenson

Islam Dreaming: Indigenous Muslims in Australia

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming - Robert Kenny

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming

White Christ Black Cross - Noel Loos

White Christ Black Cross

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Sport (10)

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

John Maynard - The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe

The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story - Andrew McLeod

Black Crow: The Andrew McLeod Story

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (39)

Tasmanian Aborigines - Lyndall Ryan

Tasmanian Aborigines

Singing Saltwater Country - John Bradley

Singing Saltwater Country

Dialogue About Land Justice: Papers from the National Native Title Conferences - Lisa Strelein

Dialogue About Land Justice

King Brown Country - Russell Skelton

King Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya

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Travel (4)

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

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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