Keeping the Wanjinas Fresh: Sam Woolagoodja and the Enduring Power of Lalai is the story of the people of the Wanjinas and their unbroken living cosmology of Lalai- the Dreaming- manifested most memorably in the dazzling giant Wanjina designed by Donny Woolagoodja for the opening ceremony of the Sydney ...Show more
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 sugg ...Show more
Category: Rock Art
A description of Kimberley rock art, focusing on Bradshaw and Wandjina paintings. Contains 148 photographs, drawings and charts.
"I only wish I knew decades ago what I know now." says Annette Millar.After 40 plus years of teaching mainly Indigenous students in a range of situations across Australia, Annette has been inspired to share what she 'knows now', through this manual. She has documented successful strategies for teaching ...Show more
Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a te ...Show more
When only nine years old, Hylton Laurel wrote and illustrated this story about the cocky, heroic frog who becomes a legend of the Noonkanbah Crossing. Hylton is from Millijidee, a tiny, remote community in the WA Kimberley. Ages 5+.
"Great-Grandpa Liman lives in a small house by the sea. There are no lights — just stars as far as the eye can see." Brother Moon is a powerful story lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grand ...Show more
Category: Non Fiction | Reading Level: Eve Pownall Award
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsiderati ...Show more
Ngarta and Jukuna lived in the Great Sandy Desert. They traversed country according to the seasons, just as the Walmajarri people had done for thousands of years. But it was a time of change. Desert people who had lived with little knowledge of European settlement were now moving onto cattle stations. T ...Show more
Category: Children | Reading Level: New Illustrator
A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally’s beautiful words and Johnny’s sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive public ...Show more
'Tales from the Bush Mob' is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems. A rich landscape of characters and places populate this series and include Platypus, Koala, Emu, Wombat, Kookaburra, Echidna, Kangaroo and Gusto, the wind. Places includ ...Show more