First Nations

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Margo Neale (editor) This stunning companion to the National Museum of Australia's blockbuster In...

Margo Neale (editor) This stunning companion to the National Museum of Australia's blockbuster Indigenous-led exhibition, 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters', explores the history and meaning of songlines, the Dreaming or creation tracks that crisscross the Australian continent, of which the Seven Sisters songline is one of the most extensive. Through stunning artworks (many created especially for the exhibition), story, and in-depth analysis, the book will provide the definitive resource...

$49.95

Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of AgricultureBruce Pascoe 'Dark Emu' argues for a ...

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of AgricultureBruce Pascoe 'Dark Emu' argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Abori...

$22.95

Noongar Bush Medicine

Noongar Bush Medicine

Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-West of Western AustraliaVivienne Hansen and...

Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-West of Western AustraliaVivienne Hansen and John Horsfall For over 50,000 years before colonisation, the Noongar people were much healthier than most Aboriginal Australians are today. Living in the open, in a land largely free from disease, they benefited from a better diet, more exercise, less stress and a supportive community. In 'Noongar Bush Medicine', the authors have recorded information on many of the medicinal plants that were regu...

$34.95

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia The map is an attempt to represent the language, tribal or na...

AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia The map is an attempt to represent the language, tribal or nation groups of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Aboriginal groups were included on the map based on the published resources available between 1988 and 1994 which determine the cultural, language and trade boundaries and relationships between groups. The map was developed along with the Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia as part of a research project. The borders between groups are purposeful...

$14.95

Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot

Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot

Alton WalleyIllustrated by Sandy Fordham, Rosalie Okely and Richard Walley Chunyart had dreamed o...

Alton WalleyIllustrated by Sandy Fordham, Rosalie Okely and Richard Walley Chunyart had dreamed of this day since he was a little boy. He was finally old enough to go hunting with his dad. A young Nyoongar boy called Chunyart is taking his first journey towards becoming a man. He has much to learn from his family about the land and its useful plants. But with a cheeky parrot for a friend, there is plenty of mischief along the way. This book has been produced by Kings Park Education to celebra...

$19.95

Jalin Scarf Jalin Scarf

Jalin Scarf

'Jalin' artwork, by Peggy Griffiths (Miriwoong, born 1950), reproduced in silk. In this painting ...

'Jalin' artwork, by Peggy Griffiths (Miriwoong, born 1950), reproduced in silk. In this painting Peggy has depicted Jalin or Beasley Knob, surrounded by spinifex clusters. This is an area of Peggy's traditional Country and an important dreaming site for Miriwoong people. Peggy lives here now; she says this place is still unspoiled and the same as it used to be back when people came here to hunt and camp.

$165.00

Gerany Scarf

Gerany Scarf

'Gerany' artwork, by Phyllis Ningarmara (Miriwoong, 1944-2018), reproduced in silk. Traditional o...

'Gerany' artwork, by Phyllis Ningarmara (Miriwoong, 1944-2018), reproduced in silk. Traditional owner Phyllis Ningarmara presents her country of Woorre-Woorrem, east of Kununurra. During the dry season, the rivers dry up leaving behind beautifully coloured pebbles. "This is Gerany - stone country. When I walk across this country there are lots of rocks and little stones".

$165.00

Merrika Soap Merrika Soap

Merrika Soap

Merrika (broad leaved wattle) leaves are gathered in the bush and by the beach and have been use...

Merrika (broad leaved wattle) leaves are gathered in the bush and by the beach and have been used in traditional bush recipes for centuries. The Merrika Soap gently blends the plant extract with organic coconut and eucalyptus oils to create a gentle, everyday cleanser. Merrika (broad leaved wattle)Along with its multitude of uses in soothing the skin, merrika is used by the Groote Eylandt elders as a ‘botanical clock' - they know that when this tree flowers, that the terns are laying their e...

$12.00

Mamarra Soap Mamarra Soap

Mamarra Soap

Drawing on traditional bush recipes passed down to Bush Medijina by their elders, Mamarra (small ...

Drawing on traditional bush recipes passed down to Bush Medijina by their elders, Mamarra (small leaved paperbark) leaves are combined with organic coconut oil and their natural soap base. This lemon-scented soap is a refreshing, gentle body cleanser, suitable for everyday use. Mamarra (small leaved paperbark) Mamarra trees are found in billabongs and wetlands on Groote Eylandt. Elders taught others to steep their leaves in water to soothe their bodies. Mamarra wood was used by Anindiliyakwa ...

$12.00

Mamaburra Soap Mamaburra Soap

Mamaburra Soap

Found in abundance on Groote Eylandt, Mamaburra (wild peach) trees are prized for both the delici...

Found in abundance on Groote Eylandt, Mamaburra (wild peach) trees are prized for both the delicious fruit they bear and their traditional uses. The rich hue of the Mamaburra bark gives this soap its gorgeous colour, and its peppermint fragrance makes it a refreshing addition to your daily routine. Mamaburra (wild peach)Mamaburra trees grow in the bush, and are loved for their fruit, and their usefulness in soothing the skin. These trees grow abundantly on Groote Eylandt, and in addition to t...

$12.00

Merrika Clay and Ochre Scrub Merrika Clay and Ochre Scrub

Merrika Clay and Ochre Scrub

Merrika (broad leaved wattle) leaves are gathered from trees by the beach and in the bush on Groo...

Merrika (broad leaved wattle) leaves are gathered from trees by the beach and in the bush on Groote Eylandt. Combined with mineral-rich kaolin clay and an oatmeal soap base, Bush Medijina add crushed seeds, bark and flowers to create a wonderfully exfoliating texture. Scented with organic eucalyptus oil, this gentle scrub will revitalise and refresh. Merrika (broad leaved wattle)Along with its multitude of uses in soothing the skin, merrika is used by the Groote Eylandt elders as a ‘botanical...

$15.95

Mamaburra Clay and Ochre Scrub Mamaburra Clay and Ochre Scrub

Mamaburra Clay and Ochre Scrub

Mamaburra (wild peach) trees are plentiful on Groote Eylandt and provide the islanders with fruit...

Mamaburra (wild peach) trees are plentiful on Groote Eylandt and provide the islanders with fruit for eating, as well as a bark known to their ancestors for its calming properties. Bush Medijina's Mamaburra Clay and Ochre Scrub combine the plant’s extract with an oatmeal soap base, soft white kaolin clay, and their own, richly coloured Eylandt ochres. Perfect for cleansing and exfoliating, its organic peppermint oil will uplift and revitalise. Mamaburra (wild peach)Mamaburra trees grow in the...

$15.95