The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An introduction to Indigenous Australia (Third Edition)

Little Red Yellow Black Book cover
Oct, 2012
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$16.95 RRP incl. GST


The new edition of The little red yellow black book updates this successful and widely used introduction to contemporary Indigenous Australia, now with new stories and images. Written from an Indigenous viewpoint, The little red yellow black book is a competitively priced and enjoyable resource on subjects as diverse as languages, education, governance, sport, arts, resistance and activism.

The little red yellow black book has established itself as the bestselling ‘standard’ introduction to Indigenous Australia. It is being read and used by tourists, schools and adults, as well as being extensively used across state and Federal departments, authorities and NGOs for reconciliation plans and cross-cultural training. Providing something for everyone: from sport to education, arts and theatre to governance, history to Indigenous tour operators, native title to health, and lots more, The little red yellow black book facilitates understanding, respect and reconciliation between all Australians.

An updated website with extra materials (and some free downloads) and educational resources including with free downloadable teachers’ notes covering both state and national curriculums will be launched in October.

AIATSIS (the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It affirms and raises awareness of the richness and diversity of Australian Indigenous cultures and histories.

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Reviews and endorsements

'[B]eautifully presented…the stories and pictures provide insights into a range of Australian Indigenous experiences, inspiring visitors to gain a greater understanding of the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures and histories.'

— Tourism Australia

'The little red yellow black book was recommended by our local Aboriginal education officer as a resource to be used within our cultural awareness training. It’s a succinct little book that’s visually attractive, and provides great groundwork on Aboriginal history for our staff.'

— Barbara Freeman, City of Cockburn, Perth WA

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016