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            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse
             

            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pybus, Cassandra

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            'At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.' - Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British Museum Cassandra Pybus' ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, just off the coast of south-east... Tasmania, throughout the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that she was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne, of whom she was the last. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure. She is a hugely significant figure in Australian history and we should know about how she lived, not simply that she died. Her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story. A lively, intelligent, sensual young woman, Truganini managed to survive the devastating decade of the 1820s when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. Taken away from Bruny Island in 1830, she spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highland and through barely penetrable forests, with the self-styled missionary George Augustus Robinson, who was collecting all the surviving people to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She managed to avoid a long incarceration on Flinders Island when Robinson took her to Victoria where she was implicated in the murder of two white men. Acquitted of murder, she was returned to Tasmania where she lived for another thirty-five years. Her story is both inspiring and heart-wrenching, and it is told in full in this book for the first time.
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            ISBN 9781760529222
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Between The World And Me

            Between The World And Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

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            In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violent...ly segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation - a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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            ISBN 9781925240702
            Published AU 16 Jul 2015
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            Talking To My Country

            Talking To My Country (Paperback)

            By Grant, Stan

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            The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only ...in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australia and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. Talking to My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better? 'Grant will be an important voice in shaping this nation' The Saturday paper 'It is a story so essential and salutary to this place that it should be given out free at the ballot box' Sydney Morning Herald 'Grant is a natural storyteller - at his best when recounting his experiences and observations of Indigenous Australian life with devastating simplicity and acuity. This highly readable book ...has the potential to spark empathy and ge
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            ISBN 9781460751985
            Published AU 22 May 2017
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism
             

            All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism (Paperback)

            By Talaga, Tanya

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              3 Mar 20

            The world's Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide. From Northern Ontario to Nunavut, Norway, Brazil, Australia, and the United States,... the Indigenous experience in colonised nations is startlingly similar and deeply disturbing. It is an experience marked by the violent separation of Peoples from the land, the separation of families, and the separation of individuals from traditional ways of life - all of which has culminated in a spiritual separation that has had an enduring impact on generations of Indigenous children. As a result of this colonial legacy, too many communities today lack access to the basic determinants of health - income, employment, education, a safe environment, health services - leading to a mental health and youth suicide crisis on a global scale. But, Talaga reminds us, First Peoples also share a history of resistance, resilience, and civil rights activism, from the Occupation of Alcatraz led by the Indians of All Tribes, to the Northern Ontario Stirland Lake Quiet Riot, to the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which united Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island in solidarity. All Our Relations is a powerful call for action, justice, and a better, more equitable world for all Indigenous Peoples. 'An essential work of nonfiction . . . Through storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, literature surveys, and plenty of statistics, Talaga demonstrates the extent to which Indigenous children continue to live under the full weight of colonial history . . . All children, she writes, 'need to know who their ancestors are, who their heroes and villains are.' In All Our Relations, Talaga restores that basic right to Indigenous children who have been robbed of it. And the rest of us, as an epigraph from author Thomas King makes clear, no longer have the excuse of saying we haven't he
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            ISBN 9781925849547
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Dreams From My Father
             

            Dreams From My Father (Paperback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father - a figure he knows more as a myt...h than as a man - has been killed in a car accident.
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            ISBN 9781921351433
            Published AU 25 Feb 2008
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            We Inherit What the Fires Left: Poems
             

            We Inherit What the Fires Left: Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, William

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            William Evans offers an emotionally vulnerable poetry collection exploring the themes of inheritances, dreams, and injuries passed through generations, and the experiences of a black man in contemporary American suburbs.

            ISBN 9781982127398
            Released AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
              

            Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Audio CD / Audio, Main)

            By Obama, Barack

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            The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only 2 years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to lea...rn truth of his father's life and reconcile his divided inheritance.
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            ISBN 9781847673282
            Released AU 28 Oct 2008
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church
              

            Te Hahi Mihinare | The Maori Anglican Church (Paperback)

            By Kaa, Hirini

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            • Pub Date
              10 Apr 20

            This ground-breaking book explores the birth, growth, struggles and ongoing life of Te Hahi Mihinare - the Maori Anglican Church.

            ISBN 9780947518752
            Published AU 10 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            One Minute Crying Time
              

            One Minute Crying Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ewing, Barbara

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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            This vivid memoir by well-known New Zealand actor and novelist Barbara Ewing covers her tumultuous childhood, adolescence and young-adulthood in Wellington and Auckland in the 1950s and early 1960s - a very different time - and ends in 1962, when she boards a ship for London, to ...study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
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            ISBN 9780995122956
            Published AU 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921
             

            Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921 (Hardback)

            By Binney, Judith

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            The text describes how the idea of internal self-government for Tuhoe was born - and for a period partly realised. It provides the historical context for an idea that has come again to the 'negotiating table': Tuhoe's quest for a constitutional agreement that restores their 'nati...onhood'.
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            ISBN 9781877242441
            Published AU 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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