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There are 48 books in this catalogue.
A. J. Marshall:  The Black Musketeers - The Work and Adventure of a Scientist on a South Sea Island at War and in Peace.
Book Number: 651
Great Britain 1937 Very good copy with no d/w. Illustrated with b&w photo's.
Keywords: New Hebrides, Jungle, natives, warrior, village, tidal wave, pidgin, savage, primative,
Price: $15.00


Isadore Brodsky:  Bennelong Profile. Dreamtime Reveries of a Native of Sydney Cove.
Book Number: 2596
University Co-Operative Bookshop, 1973. Embossed dec. cover with gilt in protective dj. B/W plates. Signed by the author & numbered. Examines the life of Bennelong, an Aboriginal, & the founding of the British colony at Port Jackson in Sydney Cove in 1788. Rough cut pages.Very good, liquid paper mark on title, Inscribed by Unity Brodsky (war widow). Plastic jacket has piece missing from rear.
Keywords: 18th eighteenth century history historical australia colony aborigine aboriginal bennelong new south wales colonial sydney
Price: $25.00


Olive, Noel - Edited by:  Karijini Mirlimirli - Aboriginal Histories from the Pilbara
Book Number: 23314
Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1997 8vo. wraps. Illustrated with photographs. A collection of writing from Karijini people brought together in one book in the hope of raising awareness. Good, corners bumped.
Keywords: Australian Aboriginal Stories, Australian People, Social Life and Customs, History,
Price: $8.00


Cowlishaw, Gillian K. (Gillian Keir):  Black, white or brindle : race in rural Australia
Book Number: 25067
Cambridge; Melbourne Cambridge University Press 1988 8vo hardcover 297pp near fine.
Keywords: Aborigines Australian Social conditions Aborigines Australian New South Wales Social conditions Australia Race relation Black white or brindle race in rural Australia Cowlishaw Gillian K (Gillian Keir)
Price: $25.00


Neidjie, Bill:  Australia's Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie
Book Number: 29334
Darwin Resource Managers,Australia 1986 Small 4to. hardcover 97pp colour illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: History Biography Australia's Kakadu Man Bill Neidjie Neidjie Bill
Price: $10.00


Edwards, Robert:  Aboriginal Bark Canoes of the Murray Valley
Book Number: 32104
Rigby 1975 Small 4to hardcover, 80pp. index, illus. Very good. / good d/w with small tear at top of spine.
Keywords: Aboriginal Bark Canoes of the Murray Valley australian
Price: $8.00


Davis, Stephen:  Above Capricorn: Aboriginal biographies from Northern Australia
Book Number: 32400
Sydney, NSW Angus & Robertson 1994 Small 4to hardcover 113pp colour illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Aboriginal Australians Australia Northern Territory Biography Above Capricorn Aboriginal biographies from Northern Australia Davis Stephen
Price: $25.00


Sykes, Roberta B.:  Snake Dancing
Book Number: 35132
French Forest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited 1998 8vo softcover 270pp. very good, page edges toned.
Keywords: Sykes Roberta B Snake Dancing Sykes Roberta B
Price: $8.00


Sykes, Roberta B:  Snake cradle (Snake dreaming)
Book Number: 36472
St. Leonards, NSW Allen & Unwin 1997 Large 8vo softcover 330pp, b/w illus. very good, front cover creased on corner.
Keywords: Biographies Memoirs General Snake cradle (Snake dreaming) Sykes Roberta B
Price: $10.00


Rorabacher, Louise E. (ed.):  Aliens in Their Land: The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story
Book Number: 36927
Chesire 1968 8vo. hardcover. 242pp. very good, owner's inscription on fep. /very good d/w.
Keywords: Aborigines Australian history
Price: $8.00


McCloy, Peter:  The Survival Dreaming (Enduring Values from Australia's Aboriginal Culture.) [UNABRIDGED]
Book Number: 37558
Australian Print Group 1995 8vo softcover 146pp very good. Signed by author.
Keywords: The Survival Dreaming (Enduring Values from Australia's Aboriginal Culture ) [UNABRIDGED] McCloy Peter
Price: $10.00


Mountford, Charles P. illustrated by Ainslie Roberts:  The Dawn of Time
Book Number: 42886
Rigby Adelaide 1971 Small 4to hardcover. Brown boards. Very good in VG d/j. First in series, part of three volume set by Ainslie Roberts Sunrise and Dreamtime. Po inscription on ffl.
Keywords: Illustrated Australian Aboriginal Myths
Price: $15.00


Mountford, Charles P. illustrated by Ainslie Roberts:  The First Sunrise
Book Number: 43727
Rigby Adelaide 1971 Small 4to hardcover. Brown boards. Very good in VG d/j. Owner's inscription on fep. First in series, part of three volume set by Ainslie Roberts Sunrise and Dreamtime
Keywords: Illustrated Australian Aboriginal Myths
Price: $15.00


Langton, Marcia:  Well, I Heard it on the Radio and Saw it on the Television...": An Essay for the Australian Film Commission on the Politics and Aesthetics of Film-Making by and about Indigenous People and Things
Book Number: 45660
Australian Film Commission May 31, 1993 8vo softcover 93pp very good. An analyses of the making and watching of films, videos and T.V. programs by Aboriginal people in remote and settled Australia. She introduces theoretical perspectives to investigate concepts of Aboriginality and presents case studies of films such as Jedda, Jindalee Lady and Jardiwarnpa.
Keywords: Well I Heard it on the Radio and Saw it on the Television
Price: $22.00


Baldwin, Helen:  Children of the Dreamtime
Book Number: 45914
New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd September 10, 1990 4to hardcover in d/w with light shelf wear along top edge. 104pp near fine. Illustrated with paitings by Helen Baldwin. Children of the Dreamtime presents a vivid picture of the aboriginal people of central Australia, their way of life and the environment in which they live.
Keywords: Children of the Dreamtime Baldwin Helen
Price: $15.00


Morgan, Sally:  My Place
Book Number: 54586
Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1999 8vo hardcover. 358pp. Fine. / Near Fine d/w. First hardcover Edition
Keywords: My Place Morgan Sally
Price: $15.00


Kartinyeri, Doreen & Sue Anderson:  My Ngarrindjeri Calling
Book Number: 46430
Aboriginal Studies Press, 2008 8vo. softcover. 232pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. 'Lies, Lies, Lies', shouted the newspaper headlines following the Royal Commission decision into building the Hindmarsh Island Bridge. Doreen Kartinyeri, key Ngarrindjeri spokeswoman, was devastated. How could whitefella law fail to protect Aboriginal women's sites? Against a backdrop of abuse, threats and ill-health, Doreen fought back. In 2001 the federal court of Australia vindicated the women. Aged 10 years, Doreen suffered the loss of her mother, her sister's removal and her own placement in Fullarton Girls Home, 100 kms from home. Doreen later learnt cultural knowledge from her Aunty Rosie and other elders with whom she spent time. She had nine children of her own and fostered 23 others. Although poorly schooled in formal terms, Doreen was a tenacious researcher.Her sharp memory allowed her to piece together histories and genealogies and she helped reunite members of the Stolen Generations. Doreen was a female warrior, dedicated to upholding and protecting Ngarrindjeri law. In "My Ngarrindjeri Calling" Doreen Kartinyeri reveals a deep-set desire for social justice, fuelled by passionate love and anger. Her wit and humour abound, while her integrity and sense of justice are inspirational. See over for snippets of eulogies. Doreen Kartinyeri established the Aboriginal Family History Unit at the SA Museum, was awarded an honorary doctorate and published several books of genealogy. She passed away in December 2007. Sue Anderson has worked as a cultural heritage consultant and oral historian for many years, producing many articles and publications.
Keywords: australian aborigines hindmarsh island bridge aboriginal history
Price: $10.00


Bird, Carmel Edited by:  The Stolen Children their stories
Book Number: 47313
Random House 1998 8vo. Paperback. 188pp. Good+. Including extracts from the Report of the National Inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
Keywords: Stolen Generation, Aboriginal Adoption
Price: $12.00


Lewis, D and D. Rose:  The Shape of the Dreaming - The Cultural Significance of Victoria River Rock Art
Book Number: 48809
The Institute Report Series - Aboriginal Studies Press 1995 4to. Black wraps. 79pp. Illustrated with b&w photo's and line drawings. This report outlines the social and cultural significance of Rock Art to the Aboriginal People.
Keywords: Aboriginal Rock Art
Price: $16.00


Hives, Frank - Gascoigne Lumley:  Ju-Ju and Justice in Nigeria
Book Number: 52734
London: Bodley Head, (1930). 1st ed. photos, map, index, xi, 254p. plus (6)p. adverts. Red cloth. Faded dj. 22cm. Minor foxing.18 illustrations, po name and stamp on a couple of pages, includes a list on fep of other reading.
Keywords: nigeria, africa, laws, religion, Ju-Ju, cannibals, priestesses,
Price: $30.00


Gerritsen, John:  Mootwingee, the rockholes
Book Number: 52933
Tibooburra, N.S.W. J. Gerritsen 1976 4to softcover 70pp, b/w illus. good+.
Keywords: Australian aborigines New South Wales Mootwingee Region Petroglyphs New South Wales Mootwingee Region Mootwingee (N S W ) Mootwingee the rockholes Gerritsen John
Price: $22.00


FranCo (Francis Collie:  The Call of the Didjeridu
Book Number: 57501
Self Published by Author 2011 8vo. Softcover. The DIDJERIDU… Didjeriwhat ? Where does it come from ? The Aborigines… who are they ? That's not a musical instrument… is it ? How does it work ? Where can I put my hands on one ? Is it possible to craft it myself ? How do you breath in and out at the same time ? And how do you produce all these strange noises simultaneously ? Didier heard the Call of the Didjeridu. Along with his cunning dog Ridoo, he will find the answers to all those questions through his different encounters.
Keywords:
Price: $10.00


Hawes, Lorin and Mary Hawes:  All About Boomerangs
Book Number: 57509
Paul Hamlyn 1975 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 72pp. Near fine, small tear to top of d/w near spine. Signed by Larin Hawes, inscribed to Olivia. Small taped in letter by Hawes to Miss Newton-John, introducing himself and his boomerangs to her. Contents includes Facts and Fallacies, Boomerangs and Related Throwing Sticks in History, What a Boomerang is and why it comes back, How to throw a Boomerang, Boomerang Safety, Advanced Techniques, Records and Performances, Boomerang Construction, A Potpourri of Various Designs. Index.
Keywords:
Price: $15.00


Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council with Bill Walker and Tom Popp:  Footprints on Rock - Aboriginal Art of the Sydney Region
Book Number: 57926
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council 1997 8vo. wraps. 44pp. Very good. Illustrated throughout with photographs.
Keywords:
Price: $30.00


Edwards, Robert - Edited by:  Aboriginal Art in Australia
Book Number: 58025
Ure Smith 1978 4to. Hardcover ind/w. Very good. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Contents includes Creativity in the Aboriginal Past, Australian Aboriginal Material Culture, Aboriginal Art as Art, Art of Arnhem Land, Art of the Western Desert, Tiwi Designs, Deterioration and Preservation of Rock Art, The Aboriginal Arts Board, Aboriginal Copyright. Index.
Keywords:
Price: $16.00


Hercus, Luise and Sutton, Peter (editors):  This is What Happened: Historical Narratives by Aborigines. Text in English and Aboriginal languages
Book Number: 58059
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra ACT, 1986. Oblong 8vo. hardcover. 341pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: australian aborigines
Price: $25.00


Stojanovski, Andrew:  Dog Ear Cafe: How the Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing.
Book Number: 58218
Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne, 2010. 8vo. softcover. 316pp. colour & b/w illus. Very good+.
Keywords: australian aborigines aboriginal Petrol Sniffing drugs
Price: $15.00


Brokensha, Peter:  The Pitjantjatjara and their Crafts
Book Number: 58397
The Aboriginal Arts Board, Sydney, 1975. 4to. softcover, stapled wraps. 72pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Keywords: australian aboriginal art painting craft weapons
Price: $15.00


Green, Jenny (compiled by):  Anmatyerr Ayey Arnang-akert, Anmatyerr Plant Stories
Book Number: 58437
IAD Press Alice Springs 2003. 8vo. softcover. 104pp. colour illus. Very good+.
Keywords: aborigines australian plants
Price: $18.00


Harney, W.E.:  Content To Lie in the Sun.
Book Number: 58506
Robert Hale Limited, London, 1958. 8vo. hardcover. 208pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: australian aborogones
Price: $15.00



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