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Young Dark Emu : A Truer History

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925360844

ISBN: 1925360849

Condition: New


Age range 10+ The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book. Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived — a land of cultivated farming areas, productive f... View more info

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The Little Red Yellow Black Book [Fourth Edition] An introduction to Indigenous Australia

By: AIATSIS with Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press: 2018

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780855750527

ISBN: 0855750529

Condition: New


Originally published in 1994, The Little Red Yellow Black Book has established itself as the perfect starting point for those who want to learn about the rich cultures and histories of Australia's First Peoples. Written from an Indigenous perspective, this highly illustrated and accessible introduction covers a range of topics from history, culture and the Arts, through to activism and reconciliation. In this fourth edition, readers will learn about some of the significant contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made, and continue to make, to the Australian nation... View more info

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Many Lifetimes : A Memoir [used book]

By: Audrey Evans

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2006

Seller ID: 186325479X

ISBN: 186325479X

Condition: Good


Growing up in Queensland amid alcoholism, poverty and domestic violence, Audrey Evans was told she would never be as good as white people. But after a lifetime of struggle, she was determined to prove everyone wrong, and at the age of 55 she attended university for the first time. There she would not just get a piece of paper but would change her life. MANY LIFETIMES is Audrey's extraordinary true story and a powerful reminder that it's never too late to change your life. View more info

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The Biggest Estate on Earth : How Aborigines made Australia

By: Bill Gammage

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 9781743311325

ISBN: 174331132X

Condition: New


Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade, Gammage has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire and the life cycles of native plants to ensure pl... View more info

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Blood on the Wattle (3e) Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788

By: Bruce Elder

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2003

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781741100082

ISBN: 1741100089

Condition: New


Blood on the Wattle draws together most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness. About the Author: Bruce Elder is an award-winning journalist and writer who has been... View more info

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Dark Emu Black Seeds : Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

Seller ID: 9781922142436

ISBN: 1922142433

Condition: New


2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize Joint Winner! Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the... View more info

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Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781921248016

ISBN: 9781921248016

Condition: New


‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent...[It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ — Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irr... View more info

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I, The Aboriginal : Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts

By: Douglas Lockwood

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2014

Seller ID: 9781742575001

ISBN: 1742575005

Condition: New


In his youth, Waipuldanya was taught to track and hunt wild animals, to live off the land, to provide for his family with the aid only of his spears and woomeras. This is the gripping story of his boyhood and youth, and how he trained as a skilled medical assistant, to become a citizen of both the Aboriginal and whitefella worlds. This is the first great classic of Aboriginal autobiography, as told to renowned writer, Douglas Lockwood. Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts OBE (1922 – 24 November 1988) was a traditional doctor, activist and advisor to the Commonwealth Government of Australia on Abori... View more info

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We, The Aborigines

By: Douglas Lockwood

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2019

Edition: 2019

Seller ID: 9781760791384

ISBN: 1760791385

Condition: New


Stories of Aboriginal people culture, including Albert Namatjira. Tribes represented: Aranda , Djumindjung, Wailbri , Pitjentjarra Nongomeri , Iwaija , Jabu and Moola Boola Douglas Lockwood began writing books based on his own knowledge and experiences with the Aborigines of northern and central Australia in the late 1950s. These books, which include I, The Aboriginal and We, The Aborigines, made his name known around Australia and in many other parts of the world. I, The Aboriginal won the Adelaide Advertiser literary competition in 1962. His other writing awards include the Walkley Award for... View more info

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Nemarluk

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1925416569

Condition: New


Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in the north of Australia, had vowed to rid his land of all intruders. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the tracker, Bul-Bul, brought in by the Northern Territory police in a final desperate attempt to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. Ion L. Idriess had already brought Lasseter and Flynn to the public's attention with his action-packed stories. He had first-hand knowledge of the courage of Nemarluk and wanted to immortalise the man he called the King of the Wilds. View more info

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The Red Chief

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1254

ISBN: 1925416240

Condition: New


In times past there was an Aboriginal man called Cumbo Gunnerah His people called him The Red Kangaroo. He was a clever chief and a mighty fighter (this man from Gunnedah) Later, the white people of this place called him The Red Chief. It would be hard to find a more satisfying hero than the young warrior Red Kangaroo, who by his mental and physical prowess became a chief of his tribe - the revered and powerful Red Chief of the Gunnedah district in northern New South Wales. His story is a first-rate tale of adventure but it is something more - a true story handed down from generation to genera... View more info

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Bush Food : Aboriginal Food and Herbal Medicine

By: Jennifer Isaacs

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2002

Seller ID: 9781864368161

ISBN: 1864368160

Condition: New


For perhaps fifty thousand years the Aboriginal people have lived, and lived well, in Australia. They have developed a unique knowledge of native plants and a deep understanding of the value of many animal products. Bush Food is an exploration of these traditional skills and a compendium of the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines. It indicates how food is caught or gathered, hunted or picked, how it is prepared and cooked, and what nutritional value it has. It considers, too, the use of natural products in traditional Aboriginal herbal medicine. View more info

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Cooking with the Oldest Foods on Earth : Australian Native Foods Recipes and Sources

By: John Newton

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781742236124

ISBN: 174223612X

Condition: New


Native produce business is booming and it's about to enter a new phase - Australian native ingredients are beginning to turn up in growers' markets and even local supermarkets. From Warrigal greens and saltbush, to kangaroo and yabbies - John Newton will inspire you to grab some and take it home. This short companion book to the award-winning The Oldest Foods on Earth shows you how to cook with Australian ingredients, where to find them and how to grow them. Organised by ingredient, each chapter includes a brief history, a practical guide, and recipes for you to make in your very own kit... View more info

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The Legacy of Douglas Grant : A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace

By: John Ramsland

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Brolga Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9780987639080

ISBN: 0987639080

Condition: New


The versatile and gifted Douglas Grant was stereotyped in the media as the Black Digger with a Scottish accent. He was much more than that. Well educated by White parents who rescued him from an 1886 massacre in the frontier wars, Douglas became an engineering draftsman, woolclasser, charismatic public speaker and storyteller. In the 1st AIF he fought bravely on the Western Front, was wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle of Bullecourt. Noting he was well-educated, German authorities made him the inmate-in-charge of the large Half Crescent Prison Camp for Muslim and Hindu soldiers. He save... View more info

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Torres Strait Islands: Art, Culture and History

By: Queensland Art Gallery

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Art Gallery: 2011

Seller ID: A1105

ISBN: 1921503203

Condition: New


The Torres Strait Islands celebrates the art, culture and history of Torres Strait Islanders and the outstanding related collections and performance programs of the major arts organisations located at South Bank, Brisbane. A testament to the ongoing significance of Torres Strait Islander culture, this beautifully illustrated book features objects, paintings, photographs and documentary materials drawn from the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Museum, as well as from the programs of the Queensland Performing Arts... View more info

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The Battle of One Tree Hill : The Aboriginal Resistance That Stunned Queensland

By: Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhr

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925877304

ISBN: 1925877302

Condition: New


In 1840, Brisbane was the furthest outpost of settled Australia. On all sides, it was embedded in a richly Indigenous world. Over the next few years, mostly from across New South Wales northern plains, a large push of pastoralists thundered into the Darling Downs, Lockyer and much of southern Queensland - establishing huge sheep stations. The violence that erupted welded many of the tribal groups into an alliance that by 1842 was working to halt the advance. The Battle of One Tree Hill tells the story of one of the most audacious stands against this influx. It concerns actions engineered by... View more info