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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: $38.00

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

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Updated.

Seller ID: 011248

ISBN: 0975718762

Condition: Near Fine


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. Size: 8vo [Ob... View more info

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FIRE AND THE STORY OF BURNING COUNTRY (Signed Copy)

By: Cape York Elders and Community Leaders (Dr. Tommy George, et al)

Price: $52.25

Publisher: Australia, Cyclops Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Photographer/Recorder

Seller ID: 013382

ISBN: 0980561949

Condition: Near Fine


107pp., illustrated endpapers. Photographic, colour-plate illustrations throughout (photography by Peter McConchie). Oblong (landscape) format hardcover. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated boards undamaged. Signed by photographer/recorder Peter McConchie on title page, else textblock unmarked. From the rear cover: "Soon after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, February 2009, I was contacted by Elders from Cape York, Far North Queensland, expressing their sadness at the tragic loss of life through the fires. The Elders invited me t... View more info

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DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair

By: Harrison, Kenneth

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Novalit: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012249

ISBN: 0909091080

Condition: Very Good


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.... View more info

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PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson

By: Keeffe, Kevin

Price: $23.75

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007093

ISBN: 0855754486

Condition: Very Good +


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 . . . " Conten... 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: $28.50

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012136

ISBN: 1864650788

Condition: Very Good +


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: $20.90

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

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 011328

ISBN: 1876206195

Condition: Very Good +


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. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly

By: Nambooka (Bea Edwards)

Price: $17.10

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012738

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

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CUSTODIANS OF THE SOIL: A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales

By: Ramsland, John

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Taree, New South Wales, Australia, Greater Taree City Council: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013366

ISBN: 0957935706

Condition: Very Good +


xxiii, + 200pp., line-drawn area map frontispiece, plus intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles, a blind indentation on front board, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("Girumbit Moora", Russell Saunders), loose-plastic protected dustjacket abraded and edgeworn, with a contused puncture on front panel. The author tells the stories of the historical relationship between the indigenous people and the more recent arrival of the European in the Manning Valley region of New South Wales, Aust... View more info

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BLACK MAJORITY

By: Sykes, Roberta B.

Price: $15.20

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011763

ISBN: 094987325X

Condition: Very Good +


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. S... View more info

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I HAD A GOOD LIFE - IT WAS BEAUTIFUL

By: Totty (Harriet) Rankine (Ngarrindjeri)

Price: $19.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013163

ISBN: 0977544710

Condition: Near Fine


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 will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

BEYOND THE DREAMING: The First Wave

By: Upfal, Annette

Price: $14.25

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001160

ISBN: 0731645669

Condition: Very Good +,


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾... View more info

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WHEN THE WATTLES BLOOM AGAIN: The life and times of William Barak Last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe (Signed Copy)

By: Wiencke, Shirley W

Price: $33.25

Publisher: East Kew, Victoria, Australia, Author (Shirley W. Wiencke): 2001

Edition: Third Impression

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 013396

ISBN: 0959054901

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 110pp., intext b/white halftone plates (archival sources), maps and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivial bump on heel. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Signed, 'With my best wishes', by the author, on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a thoroughly researched, absorbing story of William Barak (c. 1823-1903), the last chief and sole survivor of the Yarra Yarra or 'Woiwurrung' tribe . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Part 1/ 12 chapters. Part 2/ 6 chapters. Conclusion. Legends - as told by Barak. Bibliography, Sources, Index. Bo... View more info