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              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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              ISBN 9781921248016
              Published AU 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Magabala Books
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              The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award

              The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Winch, Tara June

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              After a decade in Europe August Gondiwindi returns to Australia for the funeral of her much-loved grandfather, Albert, at Prosperous House, her only real home and also a place of great grief and devastation. Leading up to his death Poppy Gondiwindi has been compiling a dictionary... of the language he was forbidden from speaking after being sent to Prosperous House as a child. Poppy was the family storyteller and August is desperate to find the precious book that he had spent his last energies compiling. The Yield also tells the story of Reverend Greenleaf, who recalls founding the first mission at Prosperous House and recording the language of the first residents, before being interred as an enemy of the people, being German, during the First World War. The Yield, in exquisite prose, carefully and delicately wrestles with questions of environmental degradation, pre-white contact agriculture, theft of language and culture, water, religion and consumption within the realm of a family mourning the death of a beloved man. A tour de force.
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              ISBN 9780143785750
              Published AU 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians
               

              Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians (Hardback)

              By Mayor, Thomas; Illustrated by Douglas, Blak

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              A young reader's edition that follows Thomas Mayor's bestselling book Finding the Heart of the Nation, which beautifully illustrates the reasons why the Uluru Statement from the Heart is so important.

              ISBN 9781741177176
              Published AU 2 Aug 2020
              Publisher Explore Australia
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women
               

              My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women (Hardback)

              By Silva, Marlee; Illustrated by Sarra, Rachael; Allingham, Charlotte

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              Tidda means sister. And Tiddas are stronger together.

              ISBN 9781741177114
              Published AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Explore Australia
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              Terra Nullius

              Terra Nullius (Paperback)

              By Coleman, Claire G.

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              In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past? A daring debut novel from the winner of the 2016 black&write! writing fellowship.

              ISBN 9780733641923
              Published AU 25 Jun 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Ghost Bird

              Ghost Bird (Paperback)

              By Fuller, Lisa

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              Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn't be explained. Stacey and Laney are twins - mirror images of each other - and yet they're as different as the sun and moon. Stacey work...s hard at school, determined to get out of their small town. Laney skips school and sneaks out of the house to meet her boyfriend. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can't believe she's just run off without telling her. As the days pass and Laney doesn't return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing - Laney is alive. It's hard for Stacey to know what's real and what's imagined and even harder to know who to trust. All she knows for sure is that Laney needs her help. Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?
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              ISBN 9780702260230
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
               

              Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heiss, Anita

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              What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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              ISBN 9781863959810
              Published AU 16 Apr 2018
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Catching Teller Crow

              Catching Teller Crow (Paperback)

              By Kwaymullina, Ambelin; Kwaymullina, Ezekiel

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              Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her - and he's drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together. Who is Isobel Catching, and what's her connection to the fire that killed a man? Wha...t happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth unravels the mystery, she finds a shocking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another. Told in two unforgettable voices, this gripping novel weaves together themes of grief, colonial history, violence, love and family.
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              ISBN 9781760631628
              Published AU 29 Aug 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

              Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines (Hardback)

              By Seymour, Jasmine; Illustrated by Mulgo Watson, Leanne

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              `Warami mittigar. Hello friend.We welcome you to Darug Country.' Cooee Mittigar takes you on a walk through Darug Country. The reader is greeted by Mulgo (the black swan) who welcomes the reader to Country. Mulgo describes the landscape, skyscape, and the totems that inhabit the ...Nura (Country). Family, seasons, songlines, culture and tradition are the themes of this stunning picture book that is bound to become a classic.
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              ISBN 9781925936865
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 4-8 years
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              Respect

              Respect (Hardback)

              By Muir, Aunty Fay; Lawson, Sue; Illustrated by Kennedy, Lisa

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              Age range 3 to 9 Our Way is old. Older than the red earth. Older than flickering stars. Our way is respect.A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves. Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture.

              ISBN 9781925936315
              Published AU 1 May 2020
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Our Place
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