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FOR OUR PEOPLE, FOR OUR FUTURE : The 1st Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit Walks the Kokoda Track, in the Footsteps of Heroes, as Part of the Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, 1st - 9th August, 2010
1 FOR OUR PEOPLE, FOR OUR FUTURE : The 1st Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit Walks the Kokoda Track, in the Footsteps of Heroes, as Part of the Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, 1st - 9th August, 2010
Carlton South, VIC, Australia Jobs Australia Foundation 2010 0975718762 / 9780975718766 Second Edition, Revised and Updated Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
77pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, Spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Foreword by David Thompson, AM, CEO Jobs Australia. From the jacket flap: "On August 1, 2010, 21 members of the first 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit' set out to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea as part of the 'Jobs Australia Indigenous Youth Leadership Program'. This book is an historic record of their journey. The journey continues . . . " Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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INGELBA and The Five Black Matriachs, Cohen, Patsy and Somerville, Margaret
2 Cohen, Patsy and Somerville, Margaret INGELBA and The Five Black Matriachs
North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 1990 0044421478 / 9780044421474 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 164pp. B/white frontispiece map. Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Illustrated (Susan Giallombardo) card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This is the story of Ingelba, an Aboriginal community 80 kms. (50 miles) south of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. It was here that Patsy Cohen was taken from her mother while still an infant. It is also the story of five women who lived at Ingelba some time in the last century. Once a thriving Aboriginal community, Ingelba today is empty. Or is it? Contents include: Prelims., Illustrations, Acks., Introduction, 8 chapters, Conclusion, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE (Second Edition), Elkin, A.P.
3 Elkin, A.P. ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE (Second Edition)
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia University of Queensland Press 1977 070221017X / 9780702210174 Second Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 185pp., monochrome, line-drawn map endpapers (one with tribal dispersion). Several similar intext maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock lightly flecked on head, else unmarked. Illustrated (Design: Ted Poulter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Originally published in 1945, this title is the first general account of Australian Aboriginal medicine men. A stand-alone title in the series: 'Studies in Society and Culture', this second edition has additional material from reports and studies made since first publication. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction x 2, Part 1/ The Personality, Making and Powers of Aboriginal Men of High Degree. 2/ The Making and Powers - A Survey. 3/ Aboriginal Men of High Degree in a Changing World. Index. Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair, Harrison, Kenneth
4 Harrison, Kenneth DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Novalit 1975 909091080 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
285pp., b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (Art and photographic; colour and b/white), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with mild, blind score lines, and minimal colour loss on spine. Born on a mission in Queensland in 1924 to a young Aboriginal mother, never knowing his father but blessed with a world-renowned tenor voice, this is Harold Blair's story . . . Harold Blair died in 1976. Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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OUR STONE AGE MYSTERY, Idriess, Ion L.
5 Idriess, Ion L. OUR STONE AGE MYSTERY
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1964 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 200pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book square. Spine firm, title illegible. Staining and colour stripping to green cloth. Bumped on heel of backstrip. Small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a former owner's stamp on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Just fair condition, art-illustrated (Quinton F. Davis?), loose plastic protected dustjacket has several thumb-size pieces excised, edgeworn, plus jagged closed tears. Contents of this 'hard-to-find' companion to 'Our Living Stone Age', include: Author's Note, 24 chapters. Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 70.50 AUD
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PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson, Keeffe, Kevin
6 Keeffe, Kevin PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson
Canberra, ACT, Australia Aboriginal Studies Press 2003 0855754486 / 9780855754488 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
387pp., colour-art illustrated ('Roads Meeting', Rover Thomas, 1987) front endpaper. B/white illustrated sections throughout, mostly candid photographic snaps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Subject-portrait illustrated boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn along head. "While Patrick Dobson's bearded image is well known, the remarkable history of this outstanding Aboriginal leader has never been told . . . Dodson's life, woven from interviews, government archives, and family stories . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Ancestor Chart, Map, 11 chapters, Epilogue, Endnotes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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ALONE ON THE SOAKS : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger, Kruger, Alec and Waterford, Gerard
7 Kruger, Alec and Waterford, Gerard ALONE ON THE SOAKS : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia IAD Press 2007 1864650788 / 9781864650785 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
342pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Autobiography of Australian author, activist, soldier and member of the Stolen Generations, Alec Kruger, who was born on Christmas Day, 1924, on the banks of the Katherine River at a place called Donkey Camp, and passed away in 2015. Book weight approx. 625g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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ABORIGINAL ART, Mountford, Charles P.
8 Mountford, Charles P. ABORIGINAL ART
Croydon, VIC, Australia Longmans, Green & Co. 1965 Second Impression. Staplebound Softcover Booklet Very Good + 
32pp., illustrated throughout with colour and b/white halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples firm and holding well. Colour-plate illustrated limp card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This booklet by one of Australia's foremost anthropologists, Charles Pearcy Mountford (1890-1976) gives a concise, but informative outline of the range and diversity of Australian Aboriginal art. A stand-alone volume in the Longmans 'Arts in Australia' series, contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Cave Paintings, Ground Painting, Ground Carving, Tree Carving, Bark Painting, Burial Poles, Pearl Shells, Sacred Objects, Carved Wooden Heads, Earthen Figures, Painted Shields, Pained Body Decorations, Skin Rugs, Rock Engravings, more. Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME, Naiura
9 Naiura TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME
Mascot, NSW, Australia Bartel Publications 2006 1876206195 / 9781876206192 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Naiura 
44pp., recto page colour Aboriginal art illustrations by Naiura. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Aboriginal art illustrated gloss boards negligibly surface scuffed only. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. Contents include: Dreamtime Symbols - Their Meanings, 17 fables, commencing with 'Baralga, the Foolish Brolga', and closing with 'Warrigal and the Mundurra, the Old Dingo and The Hunter'. Juvenile literature. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly, Nambooka (Bea Edwards)
10 Nambooka (Bea Edwards) GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly
Balnarring, Victoria, Australia Balnarring Primary School 2000 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
20pp., b/white sketch-art throughout by the author and students of Balnarring Primary School (Victoria, Australia). Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples tight and as new. Monochrome, sketch-art illustrated card wrapper slightly pressure-marked only. Textblock clean and unmarked. Gagera and Buln Buln is one of three Bunarong Dreaming stories told to the children of Balnarring Primary School by Nambooka, the Bunarong tribal name of Bea Edwards. This Bunarong Dreaming story is about the land, the crane and the butterfly . . . (the illustrations herein would be suitable to colour in). Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE WAILING: A National Black Oral History, Rintoul, Stuart
11 Rintoul, Stuart THE WAILING: A National Black Oral History
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia William Heinemann 1993 0855614684 / 9780855614683 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
422pp., 32 page halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, but with several minor reading creases. Illustrated card wrapper obliquely creased and bumped. Corner-clipped on half-title/author bio. page, a few former dog-eared leaves, else slight foredge damage to one leaf. Some of these recollections are confronting, others moving, but they all need to be told . . . Contents of this first national black oral history include: Prelims., Introduction, 11 chapters (each with multiple contributors), Chronology, Chorus, Acks., Author's Note, Endnotes, Bibliography, more. Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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METAMORPHOSIS OF A RACE. Kuini and Kulari Tribes of Kalumbura Mission, Seraphim Sanz De Galdeano and Dolores Djinmora
12 Seraphim Sanz De Galdeano and Dolores Djinmora METAMORPHOSIS OF A RACE. Kuini and Kulari Tribes of Kalumbura Mission
Carlisle, Western Australia Hesperian Press 2006 0859053768 / 9780859053761 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 140pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout, plus a line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, plus 1cm. colour-faded strips on foredges. An account of Benedictine monk, Father Seraphim Sanz, and the Kalumbura Benedictine Mission located in the remote Kimberley, in Australia's far north west. Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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BLACK MAJORITY, Sykes, Roberta B.
13 Sykes, Roberta B. BLACK MAJORITY
Hawthorn, VIC, Australia Hudson Publishing 1989 094987325x / 9780949873255 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 238pp., plus 1 x 16 page., b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the back panel: " . . . sets out to summarise the position of Black Australians as they achieve their majority, 21 years having passed since the referendum which recognised them as full citizens of Australia . . . Dr. Sykes tells the story with a delicate balance of sociological analysis and personal experience." Book weight approx. 355g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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14 Upfal, Annette BEYOND THE DREAMING: The First Wave
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Hanuman Publishing 1989 0731645669 / 9780731645664 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good +, Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x + 370pp. B/White story locality map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Colonial theme illustrated, loose-plastic protected D/jacket negligibly edgeworn, else v/good. Synopsis: The setting is Parramatta, 15 miles west of Sydney, in the early years of colonial settlement, centred on Governor Macquarie's futile attempts at intergrating aborigines and traces the lives of two boys; Toby Redmond, an aboriginal boy adopted by white settlers and John Batman, struggling to overcome the stigma of his father's convict past. Weight approx. 620gms. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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KATH WALKER IN CHINA (Dual Text), Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal)
15 Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) KATH WALKER IN CHINA (Dual Text)
Milton, Queensland, et al The Jacaranda Press and International Culture Publishing Corporation 1988 0701619848 / 9780701619848 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
74pp., illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates (photos taken during author's visit to China during 1984), several monochrome sketch illustrations, plus a route map of China. Book clean and square. Plain, faux-leather (vinyl) boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Author portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Dual text (English and Chinese) throughout, with translation by Gu Zixin. Composed by Australian Aboriginal poet, artist, and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) during a visit to China in 1984, this poetry collection, the first by an Aboriginal poet to be published in Chinese, was prepared in Australia and printed in China during 1988, but it was 1989 before the books arrived in Brisbane for distribution. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Manning Clark), Kath Walker, Poems, plus Kurrawong, Kabool, Yungun, Watgun, Girraman. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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MY PEOPLE: A Kath Walker Collection, Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal)
16 Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) MY PEOPLE: A Kath Walker Collection
Milton, QLD, Australia The Jacaranda Press 1970 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi), + 96pp., intext, monochrome sketch-illlustrations throughout by Mollie Horseman. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Sketch-illustrated (Mollie Horseman), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, minimally edgeworn, with a small, faint, half-circular stain to top edge of front panel. This title is a collection of poetry from Kath Walker's first two books - 'We Are Going', and 'The Dawn is at Hand', together with new poetry, short stories and speeches . . . Contents include: Prelims., numerous entries beginning with: 'All One Race', and ending with 'Balance'. Born in Australia in 1920, later in her life Kath Walker reverted to her tribal name of Oodgeroo Noonoccal. She died in 1993. Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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