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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

By: N/A

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Carlton South, VIC, Australia, Jobs Australia Foundation: 2010

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Updated

Seller ID: 011248


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... View more info

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ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE (Second Edition)

By: Elkin, A.P.

Price: $24.44

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1977

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012590


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 ... View more info

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LIVING BLACK: Blacks Talk to Kevin Gilbert

By: Gilbert, Kevin

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Allen Lane (Penguin Books): 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013177


(vii), + 305pp. Book clean and square. White titles over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards minimally bumped on upper foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Author-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. In this book by Indigenous Australian author, activist, artist, poet, playwright and printmaker Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993), he talks to numerous Aboriginal people from various parts of Australia and hears first-han... View more info

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DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair

By: Harrison, Kenneth

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Novalit: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012249


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 bless... View more info

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PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson

By: Keeffe, Kevin

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Canberra, ACT, Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007093


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 lead... View more info

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ALONE ON THE SOAKS : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger

By: Kruger, Alec and Waterford, Gerard

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, IAD Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012136


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME

By: Naiura

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Mascot, NSW, Australia, Bartel Publications: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011328


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 appro... View more info

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GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly

By: Nambooka (Bea Edwards)

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Balnarring, Victoria, Australia, Balnarring Primary School: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012738


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 Dreami... View more info

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BLACK MAJORITY

By: Sykes, Roberta B.

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, Hudson Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011763


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 e... View more info

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I HAD A GOOD LIFE - IT WAS BEAUTIFUL

By: Totty (Harriet) Rankine (Ngarrindjeri)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Murray Bridge, South Australia, Nyiri Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013163


41pp., intext b/white halftone plate, and sketch-illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples tight, with no rust. Colour-illustrated limp wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. Simply written, this is a biography from the heart by Totty (Harriet) Rankine (Ngarrindjeri), born 1943, South Australia. A stand-alone volume in the "Tjapu Books (Small Books)" series. Booklet weight approx. 82g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item wil... View more info

BEYOND THE DREAMING: The First Wave

By: Upfal, Annette

Price: $14.05

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, Hanuman Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001160


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 a... View more info