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Swallow The Air
Swallow The Air
Tara June Winch


When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by Aunty. However, their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't seem to want them.


Whispers Of This Wik Woman
Whispers Of This W...
Fiona Doyle
Fiona Wirrer-Geor...


This absorbing and personal account of Wik activist Jean George Awumpun offers a rare understanding of Aboriginal identity and traditional land. To illustrate her proud Alngith Wikwaya beginnings, Awu ...


Bittersweet Journey
Bittersweet Journe...
Ruth Hegarty


The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning memoir, \'Is That You, Ruthie?\'. After twenty-two years under Government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, Ruth journeys towards free ...


Is That You, Ruthie?
Is That You, Ruthi...
Ruth Hegarty


In the Depression years Queensland’s notorious Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission became home to four-year-old Ruth until her late teens when she was sent out to serve as a domestic on a station homestead. ...


Fresh Cuttings
Fresh Cuttings
Sue Abbey
Sandra Phillips


This is the first anthology of UQP’s Indigenous-authored books. It represents the very best of fiction and poetry publishing in UQP’s Black Australian Writing series, (established 1990). Poetry and no ...


Under The Wintamarra Tree
Under The Wintamar...
Doris (Garimara) ...


The wintamarra tree is a permanent reminder of the beginning of my life. The journey of healing and the healing process is similar to the wintamarra tree. It's always been there waiting for me to co ...

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Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence
Follow The Rabbit-...
Doris (Garimara) ...


This is an extraordinary story of courage and faith. It is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit ...


Caprice: A Stockman
Caprice: A Stockma...
Doris (Garimara) ...


This fictional account of one woman's journey to recover her family and heritage won the 1990 David Unaipon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Set in the towns, pastoral stations ...


Itinerant Blues
Itinerant Blues
Samuel Wagan Wats...


leaving behind neon nights and misspent passions, these poems take to the highway with the muse riding shotgun


Follow The Rabbit-Proof Fence
Follow The Rabbit-...
Doris (Garimara) ...


The film "Rabbit-Proof Fence" is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Au ...



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