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)

Antipodes

Antipodes: Poetic Responses

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

Heartsick for Country

John Ogden - Portraits From a Land Without People

Portraits From a Land Without People

Indigenous Etchings - Treaty

Indigenous Etchings—Treaty

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Arts (22)

Melinda Hinkson - Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

The Circuit

The Circuit

Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson - Marie Geissler, Ken McGregor

Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson

Jill Stubington - Singing The Land

Singing the Land: The Power of Performance in Aboriginal Life

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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 (42)

Gregg Dreise - Silly Birds

Silly Birds

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

An Australian 1,2,3 of Animals

Jane Christopherson - Kakadu Calling

Kakadu Calling

David Hardy - Alfie's Search for Destiny

Alfie’s Search for Destiny

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Education (1)

Dr Chris Sarra - Good Morning Mr Sarra

Good Morning, Mr Sarra

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Fiction, Novels (42)

Boori Pryor, Meme McDonald - My Girragundji

My Girragundji

The Nargun And The Stars - Patricia Wrightson

The Nargun And The Stars

 Meme McDonald, Boori Monty Pryor - Njunjul The Sun

Njunjul the Sun

Sue Woolfe - The Oldest Song In The World

The Oldest Song in the World

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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)

Keelen Mailman - The Power of Bones

The Power of Bones

Geoffrey Blainey - Triumph Of The Nomads

Triumph Of The Nomads

Diane Bell - Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin

Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World That Is, Was, And Will Be

Noah Jed Riseman - Defending Whose Country?

Defending Whose Country?

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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

Keelen Mailman - The Power of Bones

The Power of Bones

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

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

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

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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 (20)

Maybe Tomorrow - Boori (Monty) Pryor

Maybe Tomorrow

Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

Ray Martin: Stories of My Life

Ray: Stories of My Life

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

Paddy’s Road: Life Stories of Patrick Dodson

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Personal Reports and Experiences (27)

Concerned Australians - Walk With Us

Walk With Us

Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York - Roy McIvor

Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

My Bundjalung People - Ruby Langford Ginibi

My Bundjalung People

Iwenhe Tyerrtye – What It Means To Be An Aboriginal Person, by Margaret Kemarre Turner

Iwenhe Tyerrtye – What It Means To Be An Aboriginal Person

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Politics (11)

Henry Reynolds - Aboriginal Sovereignty

Aboriginal Sovereignty

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

In Black & White Australians All at the Crossroads

Richard Broome - Fighting Hard - The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

Fighting Hard—The Victorian Aborigines Advancement League

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

Culture Crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia

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Spirituality & Poetry (9)

Ali Cobby Eckermann - Ruby Moonligh

Ruby Moonlight

Smoke Encrypted Whispers - Samuel Wagan Watson

Smoke Encrypted Whispers

Elizabeth Hodgson - Skin Painting

Skin Painting

Islam Dreaming - Peta Stephenson

Islam Dreaming: Indigenous Muslims in Australia

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Sport (10)

John Maynard - Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

Aborigines & the Sport of Kings

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

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

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

Dizzy: The Jason Gillespie Story

John Maynard - Aboriginal Stars of the Turf

Aboriginal Stars of the Turf

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Textbooks, Teaching, Studies (39)

Us Mob - Mudrooroo

Us Mob

Minoru Hokari - Gurindji Journey

Gurindji Journey

Gary Johns - Aboriginal Self-Determination

Aboriginal Self-Determination

Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley - Paul Memmott

Gunyah, Goondie and Wurley

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Travel (4)

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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

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

The Melbourne Dreaming

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