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By close of business / Us Mob Writing
1 By close of business / Us Mob Writing
Australia Us Mob Writing 2013 0992313600 / 9780992313609 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
102 pages including poeps and colour illustrations. Filled with exciting new poetry and prose from well known and award winning writers, and including brand new voices taking their first steps into the world of writing. This anthology emerges from the Us Mob Writing group of First Nations Australians consisting of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders based in Canberra, yet coming from countries spread across the Australian landscape. Written, edited, designed and typeset by First Nations Australians, this collection is representative of the group, showcasing who we are, our lives and work. There is a inscription name in the first page. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Truth about the Killing of Daniel Yock: Workers Inquiry Exposes Police Murder
2 The Truth about the Killing of Daniel Yock: Workers Inquiry Exposes Police Murder
Australia Labour Press Books 1994 1875639063 / 9781875639069 1st Edition Half-Leather Good 12mo 
158 pages including b/w illustrations. On March l9, 1994 an independent Workers Inquiry was convened in Brisbane to uncover the truth about the police killing of Daniel Yock, an 18 year old Aboriginal youth. Yock died on November 7, 1993 after being chased and tackled to the ground by police, handcuffed, left unconscious and then dumped in the back of a police paddy‘ wagon - all in broad daylight in front of eye-witnesses. Yock was the 52nd Aborigine to die in custody since the May 1989 cut-off date for the federal Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and the 151st since 1980. Held in the face of strenuous efforts by the state to silence it, the Workers Inquiry exposed not only the cause of Yock’s death, but the elaborate cover-up organised by the police, the Goss government and the Aboriginal leaderships. This volume contains the record of the campaign conducted by the Socialist Labour League and the Committee for a Workers Inquiry, the evidence which was presented to the public hearing, and the findings brought down by the Workers Inquiry. Name in the first page. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History, Attwood, Bain
3 Attwood, Bain Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History
Australia Allen & Unwin 2005 1741145775 / 9781741145779 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
264 indexed pages. Genuinely good Australian history is under serious attack. This book is a brilliant battlefield analysis. Once upon a time historical controversies were debated among a small circle of academic historians. Today they are the subject of intense 'history wars' fought out in parliament, court rooms, museums, newspapers, cafes and blog sites. Bain Attwood takes us to the heart of the conflict about the Aboriginal past in Australia. He tracks the growing popularity of history and weighs the consequences for the nature of historical knowledge and the authority of the historian. He asks why and how Aboriginal history has become central to Australian politics, culture and identity. He examines the work of historical 'revisionists' and tests their promise of historical truth. Finally, Attwood ponders how the traumatic history of frontier conflict might better be remembered - and mourned - and why telling the truth about history matters for the nation and for all of us. 
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Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations, Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers' Federation
4 Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers' Federation Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations
Australia Common Ground Pub 2001 1863350691 / 9781863350693 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
240 pages. This book was published as both a record of conference proceedings, the workshops and the papers given, and a series of recommendations to be taken forward as agenda items for the United Nations at the World Conference in Durban, South Africa, September 2001. The Regional Meeting of Indigenous Peoples on the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIe in Sydney, Australia in February 2001. The meeting, designated a satellite meeting by the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights, provided a forum allowing discussion and presentation by Indigenous Peoples from Aotearoa/New Zealand, mainland United States, Hawaii, Canada and Australia on racism and racial discrimination issues that affect Indigenous Peoples in those countries. Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations preserves a record for those who participated in the Sydney Conference as well as becoming a means to disseminate and canvass both local and international issues of racism and identity in the wider public domain. As well it serves to demystify the role and activities of the United Nations in relation to racism and Indigenous Peoples. This is a book addressing policy makers and politicians, but it is much more than that. It includes a collection of voices telling it 'like it is' for many of the world's Indigenous Peoples. It is a book that should be widely read by non-Indigenous communities as a means of connection with the humanity in us all, and as a call for change. Upper corner of the first leaf was cut off; no text is affected though. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Recognition: The Way Forward - an issue paper / from the Australian Catholic Social Justice, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council
5 Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Recognition: The Way Forward - an issue paper / from the Australian Catholic Social Justice
Australia Collins Dove 1993 1863712976 / 9781863712972 Reprint Stapled Pictorial Cover Very Good 12mo 
42 pages including b/w illustrations. In this document the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council seeks to promote discussion and understanding about Aboriginal people in this, the International Year of the World's Indigenous People.' This book has been prepared by an Aboriginal Catholic after consultation with a working group and explores what has been written about Aboriginal people in Australia; what the Church has said; explains the MABO decision and the relationship of Aboriginal people to Church. Most of all, this book provides a vision for healing between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. 
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Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia, Blainey, Geoffrey
6 Blainey, Geoffrey Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia
Australia Sun Books 1978 0725102403 / 9780725102401 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
285 indexed pages. Blainey sees Aboriginals as a successful race, triumphant in their discovery of the land, in their adaptation to it, and in their mastering of its climates, seasons and reserves. A startling reassessment of the Aboriginals in early Australia. Rather than being prisoners in a hostile continent, the Aboriginals were a successful race - triumphant in their discovery of the land, triumphant in their adaptation to it, and in their mastery of its contrasting climates, seasons and resources. Geoffrey Blainey is Professor of Economic History at the University of Melbourne and is one of Australia's most distinguished economic and social historians. Co-winner of the Barbara Ramsden Award for Literature, 1976. Highly Commended by the National Book Council, 1976. 'a learned and ingenious plea for greater respect and knowledge ‘of the Aboriginal people'. Tanning pages. 
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Sharing the Country: The Case For An Agreement Between Black & White Australians, Brennan, Frank
7 Brennan, Frank Sharing the Country: The Case For An Agreement Between Black & White Australians
Australia Penguin 1994 0140244247 / 9780140244243 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
196 pages. Frank Brennan, a lawyer; Jesuit priest and Aboriginal affairs advisor to Australia’s Catholic bishops, explains what needs to be done in law and social justice to create an agreement for the future between black and white Australians. Brennan argues persuasively that such an agreement is not just achievable but essential if we are to become a just and mature nation. 
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Finding Common Ground: An Assessment of the Bases of Aboriginal Land Rights, Brennan, Frank; Egan, John; Honner, John
8 Brennan, Frank; Egan, John; Honner, John Finding Common Ground: An Assessment of the Bases of Aboriginal Land Rights
Australia Dove Communications 0859243613 / 9780859243612 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
79 pages. Here are reasoned moral bases for the land rights claims of the Australian Aboriginal peoples. While recognising this as a complex issue, a challenging one for all Australians, the authors show clear grounds tor supporting Aboriginal peoples in their struggle. Frank Brennan's historical-political survey; John Honner’s reply to the ‘Christian’ argumentation of Hugh Morgan for the Australian Mining Industry Council; John Egan’s moral argument from Church documents and human rights: these provide an unemotive, valuable introduction to land rights issues. Ex lib. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Australian Mythological Sights, Sites, Cites, Brereton, Kurt; McCarthy, Peter; Payne, Cathie
9 Brereton, Kurt; McCarthy, Peter; Payne, Cathie Australian Mythological Sights, Sites, Cites
Australia Third Degree 1986 0958817707 / 9780958817707 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
208 pages including b/w illustrations and a selection of Australian mythological sights, sites, cites: of languages current, redundant, forgotten, uncoscious and seldom heard of within Art, Politics, Sexuality, History, the Media and Advertising - traversing the fields of vision, speech and writing. There is an inscription in the front fly. 
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A Handful of Sand: Words to the Frontline, Brooks, David; McMahon, Elizabeth (Editors
10 Brooks, David; McMahon, Elizabeth (Editors A Handful of Sand: Words to the Frontline
Australia Brandl & Schlesinger 2011 1921556285 / 9781921556289 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
254 pages. An extraordinary editorial achievement by two of our finest poets, this issue of Southerly brings to its reader a rich and striking cross-section of the poetry, fiction, essays and memoir of Australia's first nations, from prodigious teenagers to respected Elders, from over twenty language groups, and from every corner of Australia. A perfect introduction for those who have not encountered such writing before, an invaluable resource for those who work with and within it, a rewarding experience for anyone who cares about country and wants to know more of its secrets, or who just wants to broaden their understanding of what writing is and can be, this book changes and animates the field of Australian Literature, remapping the real and imaginary landscapes on which the national fiction was founded. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Australian Aboriginal Art: A Souvenir Book of Aboriginal Art in the Australian National Gallery, Caruana, Wally
11 Caruana, Wally Australian Aboriginal Art: A Souvenir Book of Aboriginal Art in the Australian National Gallery
Australia Australian National Gallery 1987 0642081441 / 9780642081445 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Folio 
55 colour illustrated pages. The work of Australia's Aboriginal artists, in all its variety of forms and social origins, has a sense of purpose and achievement. A knowledge of long traditions is reflected in the vitality and excitement of its contemporary setting. Aboriginal art, though relatively unknown, is one of the most important forms of artistic expression. It is not only the long history but also the continuing and evolving traditions of Aboriginal art that represent an extraordinary achievement, and most of the artists represented here live and work in traditionally oriented situations in the Northern Territory. This book aims to give the reader a feeling for the Gallery's collection, both in its scope and in its quality. Unfortunately not every artist represented in the collection can be mentioned here. For those that are, one work by each is illustrated. There are many omissions, but the selection has no bias. This book is intended to provide an overview of the Gallery’s collections and of the state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Most works included in this book were collected in the 1970s and ealry 1980s 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Queen Trucanini : The Last of the Tasmanians, Cato, Nancy; Ellis, Vivienne Rae
12 Cato, Nancy; Ellis, Vivienne Rae Queen Trucanini : The Last of the Tasmanians
Australia Angus & Robertson 1978 0207137633 / 9780207137631 1st Australian Edition Soft Cover Very Good Small 12mo 
251 pages. Scandal, controversy and sorrow is shadowed Trucanini during her lifetime. Her exploits were central to the most complete genocide known to mankind and are presented in this novel with a delicate balance of compassion and reason ... stirring both one's emotions and conscience. 'A sympathetic examination of the tragiccareer of the last Tasmanian natives.' - The Age 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Unwritten Histories, Cormick, Craig
13 Cormick, Craig Unwritten Histories
Australia Aboriginal Studies Pr 1998 0855753161 / 9780855753160 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
188 pages. In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia's heroic past, Craig Cormick rediscovers the contributions of indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged, Australia's unwritten histories. Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history had forgotten. Great explorers, teachers, warriors and dreamers, who were there when Banks first saw a banksia or when Burke and Wills staggered on from Coopers Creek, but have vanished simply because their stories were unrecorded, 'now repopulate these short stories.The old heroes confess their darkest secrets, facing their own culpability in the destruction of societies and cultures, or blindly march towards their own fame, stamping firmly on law, conscience, and their own better judgement in the process. Make way for a new history of Australia, in which Cook fancies an ice-cream, Kennedy is mobbed by the press, and Windradvne and landamarra. Wooredy and Trugernanna. Jacket' Jacket' and Johnny Mullagh act out the real past. The combination of delicious humour and fantasy, and the true horror that must arise from any reading of our indigenous history, makes this collection at once playful and mordant, funny and frightening, and an exciting new work of Australian fiction. Dedication signed by author in the title page. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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People under the Skin: An Irish Immigrant's Experience of Aboriginal Australia, Dunne, Clare
14 Dunne, Clare People under the Skin: An Irish Immigrant's Experience of Aboriginal Australia
Australia Lotus Pub. House 1988 1863050000 / 9781863050005 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
215 pages. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Rain Flower: First Contact in the Western Desert, Duroux, Mary
15 Duroux, Mary The Rain Flower: First Contact in the Western Desert
Australia Aboriginal Studies Press 2005 0855754672 / 9780855754679 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
27 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. The night and day bush animals live happily together in a beautiful valley of sweet grass and cool water. But one spring the rain didn't come and their waterhole dried up. This is a delightful adventure story about the journey the animals make to find the Rain Flower that will fill the rivers and waterholes of the bush. A read-aloud and first reader. "If anyone wants to know about how misunderstandings arose from the first moments of contact between white Australians and Aborigines throughout our shared history, then begin with this wonderful book." --Louis Nowra, Review of the Week, SMH, January 2006 Ages 6 to 10 years. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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A New Kind of Dreaming, Eaton, Anthony
16 Eaton, Anthony A New Kind of Dreaming
Australia UQP 2001 0702232289 / 9780702232282 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
229 pages. This town, its full of stories. Some Aboriginal, some white, some Malay and Indonesian. All sorts of different ideas. I reckon you might need to hear one of them. When the court sent Jamie Riley to Port Barren, he hadn't expected much - thought he'd just serve his time and get out. He hadn't counted on being drawn into the town's murky past, into a web of secrets, lies and murder which might well cost him much more than just his freedom. This is the story of a boy's journey to reveal a buried secret, and of a town too scared of its past to face its future. It is a story for anyone who dreams. 
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Due Inheritance: Reviving the Cultural and Economic Wellbeing of First Australians, Egan, Ted
17 Egan, Ted Due Inheritance: Reviving the Cultural and Economic Wellbeing of First Australians
Australia Niblock Publishing 2008 098039046X / 9780980390469 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
147 pages. Presents a set of radical proposals to re-invigorate the Aboriginal community through the attainment of economic strength, and restored cultural integrity. This volume deserves a hearing from all engaged citizens across the country who have the power to change things. It is a manifesto offering suggestions to improve the cultural and economic wellbeing of Australia's Indigenous people. Contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction 1. The accident of birth 4. The present state of play 6. Black and white issues 9. The non-Aboriginal point of view 11. First Australians' point of view 13. The Stolen Generation 14. Semantics: Indigenous? Aboriginal? First Australian? 18. First Australian unity 22. Do we still not count First Australians? 24. Urban elites and rural underclasses 26. First among equals? 30. "The prospect of political reconciliation 37. The alternative to a referendum 40. What price reconciliation? What form should it take? 42. Real economics: McLeod's mob, WA 44. "A national rethink of employment and unemployment 47. Disaster areas 53. Replacing unemployment benefits 55. "A law to promote the best interests of First Australians 59. Health, education and housing strategies 64. Health 64. Education 66. Housing 74. The housing debate: Points to cover 75. Alcohol 83. A starting point: A new approach to self-help 916. Raising the barn 97. Volunteers for Reconciliation 101. Joint management of national parks 107. The political and financial empowerment of First Australians 11.3. A new body: The Academy of First Australians 114. Election of the Academy 11.5. The Academy and the Stolen Generation 113. The operation of the Academy 121. Affiliations with land 12.3. Formula to establish the Inheritance 124. A crucial question: Will the Federal Treasurer be impressed? 133. General directions for the Academy to consider 138. Investment strategies for the Academy 139. Executive Summary: A review of proposals in this book 141. Conclusion 145. 
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Wik Debate: The Case for Aborigines, Pastoralists, and Miners (Frontlines), Frank Brennan
18 Frank Brennan Wik Debate: The Case for Aborigines, Pastoralists, and Miners (Frontlines)
Australia University of New South Wales Press 1998 Google Cloud Pl Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
93 indexed pages. Among the most prominent participants in the public debate over Wik has been the author of this text, Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest and lawyer who has long argued for Aboriginal land rights. In 1982 five Torres Strait Islanders, including Eddie (Koiki) Mabo, began legal proceedings to establish title for the Meriam people to Murray (Mer) Island. The historic 1992 Mabo decision in the High Court rejected the doctrine of terra nullius, the notion that Australia did not belong to anyone at the time of European settlement. This rejection of terra nullius meant the Australian legal system recognised that Indigenous ownership of land may have continued after the British colonisation of Australia. 
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Woman's Role in Aboriginal Society, Gale, Fay (ed)
19 Gale, Fay (ed) Woman's Role in Aboriginal Society
Australia Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 1978 0855750472 / 9780855750473 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
84 pages including references & b/w photos. Ex lib. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Mootwingee, the Rockholes, Gerritsen, John
20 Gerritsen, John Mootwingee, the Rockholes
Australia John Gerritsen 1976 0959744207 / 9780959744200 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Large 8vo 
69 pages including b/w illustrations. About an area apparently settled by the Wilyakali tribe (Bargundji language) in the western Darling region of New South Wales located near Broken Hill. This book offers a re-construction of everyday life using early accounts; exploitation of plant life; description of surface sites and stone tools; stone arrangements; rock engravings and rock paintings. There is some tanning in the edges of some pages. 
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