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Unbranded
Unbranded
Herb Wharton


From the riotous picnic races to the famous Mt Isa rodeo, from childhood in the yumba to gutsy outback pubs, Unbranded presents a strikingly original vision of Australia. With a rollicking cast of st ...


When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Fall...
John Bodey


Selected by Aboriginal writers Jackie Huggins, Doris Pilkington and Sam Watson as the Winner of the David Unaipon Award for unpublished indigenous writers. Powerful tales of an era before recorded tim ...


Hard Yards
Hard Yards
Melissa Lucashenk...


Roo Glover has two highly desirable talents - he can fight, and he can run like the clappers. In the inner-city's harsh code there are losers and survivors, and Roo's a survivor. He's made it through ...

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Yumba Days
Yumba Days
Herb Wharton


The Yumba, an Aboriginal settlement, is home to Herbie, his brothers, sisters, relations and friends on the outskirts of town. From his back door the view of his playground stretches beyond the banks ...

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Of Muse, Meandering And Midnight
Of Muse, Meanderin...
Samuel Wagan Wats...


Announced, to widespread media attention, at Brisbane Writers Festival as winner of the 1999 David Unaipon Award for unpublished Aboriginal writers. Contemporary poetry by a young, urban Murri who is ...

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Sister Girl
Sister Girl
Jackie Huggins


The articles in this unique collection represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold ...

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Killing Darcy
Killing Darcy
Melissa Lucashenk...


Angry young Koori Darcy Mango is on parole, and looking for his mob in Northern New South Wales. Befriending the Menzies family wasn't at all what he had in mind, but then neither was the old house hi ...


Steam Pigs
Steam Pigs
Melissa Lucashenk...


"I haven't got a 'boyfriend', Mum.""Fine way to be carrying on then, out all Sat'dy night with a strange fella...""Muuum. ""Don't you marm me, my girl. When I was your age I wasn't out running around ...


Plains Of Promise
Plains Of Promise
Alexis Wright
Bryson Agency Aust...


In this brilliant debut novel, Alexis Wright evokes city and outback, deepening our understanding of human ambition and failure, and making the timeless heart and soul of this country pulsate on the p ...


Our Land Is Our Life: Landrights - Past,Present And Future
Our Land Is Our Li...
Galarrwuy Yunupin...
Northern Land Coun...


Our Land is Our Life is a rare opportunity to sit down with Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Marcia Langton, Michael Dodson and Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Lois O'Donoghue, Michael Mansell, Peter Yu, and many m ...



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