Aboriginal art and culture

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative s...

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative study of pre-colonial Australia that dismantles and reframes popular narratives of First Nations land management and food production Australians' understanding of Aboriginal society prior to the British invasion from 1788 has been transformed since the publication of Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' in 2014. It argued that classical Aboriginal society was more sophisticated than Australians had been led t...

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Treading Lightly

Treading Lightly

Treading Lightly: The hidden wisdom of the world's oldest peopleKarl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorp...

Treading Lightly: The hidden wisdom of the world's oldest peopleKarl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe We are consuming more than our earth can provide. In Australia, cities and towns struggle to maintain a reliable water supply, climate change triggers droughts which devastate farmland, and fish stocks are running low. It is increasingly clear that we are heading towards collapse if we don't change direction. Aboriginal people taught themselves thousands of years ago how to live sustainably in A...

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Tree Story Tree Story

Tree Story

Tree StoryCharlotte Day and Melissa Ratliff (editors) 'Tree Story' brings together creative pract...

Tree StoryCharlotte Day and Melissa Ratliff (editors) 'Tree Story' brings together creative practices from around the world to create a ‘forest’ of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation - or roots - are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. Produced to accompany a major international group exhibition and podcast, the reader connects tree stories across time and place. Featuring varied contributions fr...

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Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on Country

Design: Building on CountryAlison Page and Professor Paul Memmott, edited by Margo Neale Aborigin...

Design: Building on CountryAlison Page and Professor Paul Memmott, edited by Margo Neale Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country. It is visible in the aerodynamic boomerang, the ingenious design of fish traps and the precise layouts of community settlements that strengthen social cohesion.  Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and storytelling, re...

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My Tidda, My Sister

My Tidda, My Sister

My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia’s First WomenMarlee Silva...

My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia’s First WomenMarlee Silva Tidda means sister. And tiddas are stronger together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and society has existed on this continent for millennia. It's a culture that manifests itself as the ultimate example of resilience, strength and beauty. It’s also a culture that has consistently been led by its women. 'My Tidda, My Sister' shares the experiences of many Indigenous women and girls,...

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Sand Talk

Sand Talk

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the WorldTyson Yunkaporta What happens when global sy...

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the WorldTyson Yunkaporta What happens when global systems are viewed from an Indigenous perspective? How does it affect the way we see history, money, power and learning? Could it change the world? This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schr dinger's cat. Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indigenous perspective. He asks how contemporary life diverges f...

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On Red Earth Walking

On Red Earth Walking

On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946–1949Anne Scrimgeour I...

On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946–1949Anne Scrimgeour In 1946 Aboriginal people walked off pastoral stations in Western Australia's Pilbara region, withdrawing their labour from the economically-important wool industry to demand improvements in wages and conditions. Their strike lasted three years. ‘On Red Earth Walking’ is the first comprehensive account of this significant, unique, and understudied episode of Australian history. Using extensive and ...

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Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second EditionBill Arthur and Frances Morphy The second ...

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second EditionBill Arthur and Frances Morphy The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples. The 'Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia' is a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples. This second edition of the award-winning 'Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia' op...

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Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians: A history since 1788Richard Broome The highly regarded history of Austral...

Aboriginal Australians: A history since 1788Richard Broome The highly regarded history of Australia's First Nations people since colonisation, fully updated for this fifth edition. In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying...

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Midawarr/Harvest

Midawarr/Harvest

Midawarr/Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John WolseleyWill Stubbs (Editor) and John Wols...

Midawarr/Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John WolseleyWill Stubbs (Editor) and John Wolseley (Editor) Two artists, two completely different approaches, but one abiding passion - to celebrate the natural bounty to be found in the floodplains, swamps, savannas and woodlands of northern Australia. Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley, her adopted wawa (brother), have created a powerful body of works depicting many of the edible plants of north-east Arnhem Land. "I made this painting after...

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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-easte...

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia: Perspectives of Early ColonistsFred ...

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia: Perspectives of Early ColonistsFred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke Provides an insight into the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underapprec...

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Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One Story

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD ...

Two Cultures, One StoryDr Robert Isaacs with Tanaz Byramji Dr Robert Francis Isaacs AM, OAM, PhD (Hon) has spent his life bridging the divide between white and black Australia. Taken from his mother as a baby, Robert was raised in institutions not knowing he had a family and not knowing he was Aboriginal. Enduring severe hardship, discipline and abuse at the hands of the Christian Brothers, Robert went out into the world at the age of 16 determined to make a life for himself and a family of h...

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