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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) is a personal name index to published material held in the AIATSIS Library. The...

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Kurlumarniny: We come from the desert

Summary We come from the desert is the story of Minyjun (Monty Hale), a senior Ngulipartu man from the Pilbara region of Western Australia....

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Writing Never Arrives Naked: Early Aboriginal cultures of writing in Australia

Summary In Writing never arrives naked, Penny van Toorn engages our minds and hearts. Her academically innovative book reveals the resourceful and...

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The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and Europe

Summary The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House,...

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Whitening Race: Essays in social and cultural criticism

Summary With its focus on Australia, Whitening race engages with relations between migration, Indigenous dispossession and whiteness. It creates a...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Steady Steady: The life and music of Seaman Dan

Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan and Karl Neuenfeldt - Steady Steady from AIATSIS on Vimeo. Includes free CD of Seaman Dan's favourite songs...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

White Christ Black Cross: The emergence of a Black church

Summary Noel Loos frames the churches’ missionary outreach to Aboriginal people within the reality of frontier violence, government control,...

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Uncommon Ground: White women in Aboriginal history

Summary Uncommon ground brings together a unique collection of essays about the complex roles played by white women in Australian Indigenous...

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Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal people and the Australian nation

Summary McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four...

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Trustees on Trial: Recovering the stolen wages

Summary Ros Kidd uses official correspondence to reveal the extraordinary extent of government controls over Aboriginal wages, savings, endowments...

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Thinking Black: William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines' League

Summary Most non-Indigenous Australians know of Charles Perkins. Many are familiar with a few other Aboriginal leaders. Yet few have heard of...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Singing the Coast

Summary Singing the coast offers readers a rare opportunity to visit the heart of Gumbaynggirr culture and trace the shaping of place and identity...

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Unfinished Constitutional Business? Rethinking Indigenous self-determination

Summary Indigenous self-determination is the recognised right of all peoples to freely determine their political status, and pursue their economic...

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Torres Strait Islander Women and the Pacific War

Summary Between 1942 and 1945, Torres Strait Islander women experienced the fears and uncertainties of living virtually on Australia's front line...

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Throwing Off the Cloak: Reclaiming self-reliance in Torres Strait

Summary Throwing off the cloak opens a window onto the Torres Strait Islands peoples’ struggles for control over their own lives, and recognition...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Aborigines and the 'Sport of Kings': Aboriginal jockeys in Australian racing history (Third edition)

Summary Coming from an Aboriginal family involved in racing, John Maynard has always know there have been more Aboriginal jockeys contributing to...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Cleared Out: First contact in the Western Desert

Summary In 1964, a group of 20 Aboriginal women and children in the Western Desert made their first contact with European Australians — patrol...

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Rethinking Social Justice: From 'peoples' to 'populations'

Summary In the early 1970s, Australian governments began to treat Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders as 'peoples' with capacities for self-...

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Arresting Incarceration - Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment

Summary Rates of Indigenous imprisonment have soared despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Legends: The AFL Indigenous team of the century

Summary Indigenous Australians have given us some of our greatest football champions. With names like Farmer, Winmar, Long, Rioli and Goodes, the...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

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