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)

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

Indigenous Etchings—Black and Sexy

John Ogden - Portraits From a Land Without People

Portraits From a Land Without People

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature

Antipodes

Antipodes: Poetic Responses

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Arts (21)

Margo Birnberg - What is Aboriginal art?

What is Aboriginal art?

Gaye Sculthorpe - Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

Indigenous Australia - Enduring Civilisation

Jane Raffan - Power and Colour

Power + Colour

Melinda Hinkson - Remembering the future

Remembering the Future

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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

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

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Children (40)

Bittangabee Tribe - Beryl Cruse

Bittangabee Tribe

Gregg Dreise - Silly Birds

Silly Birds

Why I Love Australia - Bronwyn Bancroft

Why I Love Australia

The Lizard Gang - Kirra Somerville

The Lizard Gang

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (40)

Scream Black Murder - Philip McLaren

Scream Black Murder

Anita Heiss - Tiddas

Tiddas

The Nargun And The Stars - Patricia Wrightson

The Nargun And The Stars

Sweet Water - Stolen Land - Philip McLaren

Sweet Water - Stolen Land

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Health (3)

Aaron Stuart - The Story of Yudum

The Story of Yudum

Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke - A Doctor's Dream

A Doctor’s Dream

Maggie Brady - First Taste

First Taste—How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog

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History (48)

Fred Cahir - Black Gold

Black Gold

Fight for Liberty and Freedom - John Maynard

Fight for Liberty and Freedom

Murray Johnson, Ian McFarlane: Van Diemen's Land - An Aboriginal History

Van Diemen’s Land - An Aboriginal History

Throwing Off The Cloak - Elizabeth Osborne

Throwing Off the Cloak

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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)

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

Invasion to Embassy

Philip A Clarke - Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use

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

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

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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)

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

Thalia Anthony - Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

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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 (19)

Snake Cradle - Roberta Sykes

Snake Cradle

Snake Dancing - Roberta Sykes

Snake Dancing

Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Snake Circle - Roberta Sykes

Snake Circle

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Personal Reports and Experiences (26)

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin - Mary Terszak

Orphaned by the Colour of My Skin

Concerned Australians - Walk With Us

Walk With Us

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

Hey Mum, What’s a Half-Caste?

Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York - Roy McIvor

Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

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Politics (10)

In The Absence Of A Treaty

In the Absence of Treaty

Charles D Rowley - Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform

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

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

Black Politics - Sarah Maddison

Black Politics

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming - Robert Kenny

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Love Dreaming & Other Poems

Love Dreaming & Other Poems

White Christ Black Cross - Noel Loos

White Christ Black Cross

Islam Dreaming - Peta Stephenson

Islam Dreaming: Indigenous Muslims in Australia

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Sport (10)

Matthew Klugman, Gary Osmond - Black And Proud

Black and Proud

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

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

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (38)

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia - Bill Arthur, Frances Morphy

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

Frank Brennan - No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous Australia

No Small Change: The Road to Recognition for Indigenous Australia

Minoru Hokari - Gurindji Journey

Gurindji Journey

Belinda Wheeler - A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

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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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