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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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The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An Introduction to Indigenous Australia, AIATSIS; Pascoe, Bruce
3 AIATSIS; Pascoe, Bruce The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An Introduction to Indigenous Australia
Australia Aboriginal Studies Press 2010 0855756152 / 9780855756154 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
140 indexed pages including b/w and coloured illustrations. This is the perfect starting point for those who want to know about Australia's rich Indigenous cultures, but don't know where to begin. This is an invaluable pocket-sized guide written from an Indigenous perspective, with mini-essays providing a range of views. The topics covered include: history; culture; arts; sport; languages; population; health; participation in education; employment; governance; resistance; and, reconciliation. Information on travelling respectfully on Indigenous land, and Indigenous festivals and tours, is included. A list of further reading and a complementary website allows readers to explore further the themes in the book. This is the ideal tool for people who want to learn what they weren't taught at school; for cross-cultural training; for tourists; for reconciliation groups, and within education. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the world's premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Institute undertakes and encourages scholarly, ethical, and community-based research, holds a priceless collection of films, photographs, video, and audio recordings, and is the world's largest collections of printed and other resource materials for indigenous studies. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Aboriginal English: A Cultural Study, Arthur, J.M.
4 Arthur, J.M. Aboriginal English: A Cultural Study
Australia OUP Australia and New Zealand 1997 0195540182 / 9780195540185 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
264 indexed pages. Includes extensive bibliography. A study of the experiences and history of Australian Aborigines as represented through the words of one of their many languages - Aboriginal English. It is intended for linguists, lexicographers, Aborigines, students and teachers of Aboriginal studies, and general readers. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History, Attwood, Bain
5 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. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Indigenous Peoples, Racism and the United Nations, Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers' Federation
6 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
7 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. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia, Blainey, Geoffrey
8 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. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Baal Benbora: The End of the Dancing - British Invasion of the Ancient People of the Three Rivers, New South Wales, Blomfield, Geoffrey
9 Blomfield, Geoffrey Baal Benbora: The End of the Dancing - British Invasion of the Ancient People of the Three Rivers, New South Wales
Australia Alternative Pub. Co-op 1988 0909188572 / 9780909188573 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xviii + 151 indexed pages including b/w illustrations, introduction by Russel Ward and bibliographical references. During the first half of the nineteenth century, the British invasion of the Mid-North coast of N.S.W. was responsible for the virtual destruction of the Aboriginal tribes of the region. Across the continent, tens of thousands of Aboriginal men, women and children were murdered. In this unique book, Geoffrey Blomfield has set out to tell the complete story of black-white relations in a small and ‘manageable’ area - the ‘Falls Country’ around the headwaters of the Manning, Macleay and Hastings Rivers on the southeastern edge of the New England tableland. His local knowledge has enabled him to draw out from the descendants of white settlers and black victims a wealth of information about the early massacres in the district, which no passing historian or outsider could hope to match. In sum, by diligently checking folk sources with whatever written records have survived in print or manuscript form, the author has shown that, in this single quite small district of Australia, a substantial proportion of the population of the black Australians was murdered by the white invaders. Comments: ‘This book should be read by every white Australian who possesses both a heart and a head’ - Professor Russel Ward. ‘It is a terrible story which should certainly be told’... - John Douglas Pringle, former Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald. 'Whereas the typical local history has traditionally chronicled the lives of notable families, Blomfield is unashamedly concerned with the sufferings of the Aborigines and their resistance to the Europeans. The heroes are no longer the pioneers but the indigenous tribes ... judged by all the standards of countless other local histories it is a considerable achievement.' - Professor Henry Reynolds. There is a name in the first page. 
Price: 29.00 AUD
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Uluru Stories, Bonn, David (editor)
10 Bonn, David (editor) Uluru Stories
Australia Tanami Press 2001 095777723X / 9780957777231 2nd Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo McKee, Sue 
39 pages including b/w illustrations. A collection of 11 short stories. Contents: Map of Uluru; The Setting; Tjukurpa; Mala Wallabies; The Story of the Mala People; Blue-Tongued Lizards, Bellbirds and Emus; The Story of Lungkata, the Lizard Man; Snakes; The Story of Kuniya, the Python Woman; The Willy Wagtail; The Willy Wagtail Woman; The Marsupial Mole; Itjarijari, the Mole Woman. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Sharing the Country: The Case For An Agreement Between Black & White Australians, Brennan, Frank
11 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. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Finding Common Ground: An Assessment of the Bases of Aboriginal Land Rights, Brennan, Frank; Egan, John; Honner, John
12 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
13 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. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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A Handful of Sand: Words to the Frontline, Brooks, David; McMahon, Elizabeth (Editors
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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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Understanding Aboriginal Culture, Cyril Havecker
18 Cyril Havecker Understanding Aboriginal Culture
Australia Cosmos 1991 0958858802 / 9780958858809 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
101 pages including b/w illustrations. Here is a legacy of untold value left by the Dream time heroes of the Australian Aboriginal people; a race so ancient it is reputed to be descended from the gods. This is a priceless heritage which belongs to every Australian, black or white. The records left by the Wisemen of the Aborigines tell of the creation myth, how Baiame the Supreme Intelligence of the universe, created all living things and how extrasensory perception was used as a means of gaining knowledge of the past and future. There are laws for living on earth and laws for living in the multi dimensions beyond earth. Theirs is a powerful philosophy, one which has meaning and cannot be changed by time or circumstances. It is a spiritual philosophy which most Australians, until recent years, saw as primitive and of little‘ importance to the world. .» my How wrong we were, for here, in Australia, we have the oldest known people on earth whose philosophy and science served them well for nearly 50,000 years. Cyril Havecker was a blood brother of the Warramunga tribe of Groot Eylandt. His writings, workshops and lectures during the years from 1976 until 1979 were his contribution towards a better understanding of the Australian Aboriginal's ancient culture. The spine is sunned. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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People under the Skin: An Irish Immigrant's Experience of Aboriginal Australia, Dunne, Clare
19 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
20 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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