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The Following is a list of books and Articles about Aboriginal history.

I acknowledge all the First Nations peoples of this country as the Original Soverign Custodians of it and

that Soveriegnty has never been ceded by any of the individual First Nations

Important Note from Website Editor Trevor.

All Books

Contain Stories and Images of Aboriginal people who have passed away

Most books have been read by Myself and I Highly Recommend each one.


Please be aware,they all contain the Truth about Australias History with regards to

First Nations People and the interaction with the settlers of this country now called Australia

If You have not previousely known much of it,

You may find the reading confronting,disturbing,and cause you a range of emotions

So please be aware of this.

There are also many other books available.

Broken Circles by Anna Haebich

Broken Circles

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 Blood on the Wattle by Bruce Elder

Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1788

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New Holland, 1 Jan 2003History309 pages
Bruce Elder’s book recounts an important part of the early history of Australia and the evolving relationship between the early settlers and the indigenous population. His account of the attrocities committed as white settlers pushed into the rich grazing lands beyond the Blue Mountains is handled with a journalistic objectivity. This style serves to increase the horror of the muderous activities of self appointed judges, juries and executioners who adopted a ‘blanket’ punishment for indigenous attacks on livestock. In a particularly gruesome event at Myall Creek, Elder skilfully juxtaposes the harmonious relationships between the Aboriginal people and the farmhands, with a renegade gang of ex-convicts, determined to seek retribution on any Aboriginal people that happen to cross their path. What eventuates is one the most sorry historical events in Australian history. What is unforgivable is that Elder’s book rarely receives any attention in historical accounts of Australia’s early beginnings. Elder’s book represents a dark mirror on the Australian soul and its contents should form the background of any policies created to bridge the gap between whites and blacks

The Passing of the Aboriginies by Daisy Bates

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Why Weren’t We Told?:By Henry Reynolds

A Personal Search for the Truth about Our History

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Penguin, 2000 – Aboriginal Australians264 pages
Historian Henry Reynolds has found himself being asked these questions by many people, over many years, in all parts of Australia. The acclaimed Why Weren’t We Told? is a frank account of his personal journal towards the realisation that he, like generations of Australians, grew up with a distorted and idealised version of the past. From the author’s unforgettable encounter in a North Queensland jail with injustice towards Aboriginal children, to his friendship with Eddi Mabo, to his shattering of the myths about our ‘peaceful’ history, this bestselling book will shock, move and intrigue. Why Weren’t We Told? is crucial reading on the most important debate in Australia as we enter the twenty-first century.

An Indelible Stain? Genocide in Aust.Henry Reynolds

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Was the killing of Aboriginal people by white settlers genocide? Were government policies designed to eliminate the Aboriginal races?

In 1830 the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Sir George Murray, wrote: ‘the adoption of any line of conduct, having for its avowed, or for its secret object, the extinction of the Native race, could not fail to leave an indelible stain upon the character of the British Government.’

Has our history left an ‘ind elible stain’ upon the character of Australian governments — imperial, colonial, federal, State — as Sir George Murray feared so long ago?

In this important new book, Henry Reynolds examines the controversial question of genocide, aware that there can be no final answer. Taking as his starting point the definition of genocide in the United Nations Genocide Convention, he looks at key events in Australia’s history, including the smallpox epidemic of 1789, Tasmania’s infamous Black Line, the actions of the Queensland Native Police, and the assimilationist policies of the 1950s.

Many Australians today are incensed by the suggestion that our past could be termed genocidal, while others are firmly convinced that genocide has marked the whole history of Aboriginal—white relations. Readers of this book will undoubtedly have conflicting opinions about Henry Reynolds’ interpretation of events, but one thing is certain: An Indelible Stain? will be a valuable contribution to the national debate on one of the most vital issues facing Australia in the twenty-first century.

Other Books by Henry Reynolds

Forgotten War

Nowhere People

History of Tasmania

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The Stolen Children,Their Stories

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The Stolen Children; Their Stories , Human Rights Commission & Carmel Bird, Human Rights Commission

These stories rise out of the pain of separation and displacement. Showing hope and forgiveness, the writers give an insight into the strength of the human spirit. The Stolen Children – Their Stories is an acknowledgment of the human tragedy created during a misunderstood and shameful part of Australia’s history. The book includes a collection of documents and personal stories of Indigenous people that appear in the Report from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Bringing Them Home. Also in this collection are the reactions to the Report by political and community leaders. Contributing writers include Hon. Kim Bezley MP, Veronica Brady, Martin Flanagan, Robert Manne, Henry Reynolds, Sir Ronald Wilson, and Jack Waterford. This collection of stories and perspectives is redemptive. It is a step toward healing the suffering of the stolen generations and it urgently demonstrates the importance to every Australian of national compassion and a true spirit of reconciliation.

Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines by David Unaipon

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Melbourne University Press, 2001 – 232 pages
Collection of traditional Aboriginal stories from South Australia, written David Uniapon, an early Aboriginal activist, scientist, writer and preacher, who appears on the Australian $50 note. The stories originally appeared in ‘Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals’, but were attributed to W. Ramsay Smith, FRS, anthropologist and Chief Medical Officer of South Australia. For this edition the stories have been re-edited, with the cooperation of Uniapon’s descendants, and for the first time appear as the work of their true author. The editors contribute a substantial introduction that gives the historical and cultural context of Uniapon’s work, and the story of this publication. Includes photos, glossary and bibliography. Muecke is Professor of Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney. Previous works include ‘Reading the Country’ and ‘Paperbark: A collection of Black Australian writing’. Shoemaker is Dean of Arts at the Australian National University. Previous works include ‘Black Words, White Page’ and ‘Mudrooroo: A critical study’.

The Biggest Estate on Earth: by Bill Gammage

How Aborigines Made Australia

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Allen & Unwin, 2011 – History434 pages
Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised.For over a decade, Gammage has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire and the life cycles of native plants to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter, and now we know how they did it.With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, The Biggest Estate on Earth rewrites the history of this continent, with huge implications for us today. Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable to the hugely damaging bushfires we now experience. And what we think of as virgin bush in a national park is nothing of the kind.

Dark Emu by  Bruce Pascoe

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Dark Emu

Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources

We, the Aborigines by Douglas Lockwood

I read this book many years ago,its no longer in print.

You may find a copy in Libraries

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Cassell Australia, 1963 – Aboriginal Australians259 pages

Our Voices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work : 1st Edition

Edited by Bindi Bennett, Sue Green, Stephanie Gilbert and Dawn Bessarab Bindi Bennett

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Our Voices : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work : 1st Edition - Bindi Bennett

Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work is a groundbreaking collection of writings from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australian social work educators and students. Through the exploration of a number of important contemporary social work practice issues, including cultural supervision, working with communities, understanding trauma, collaboration and relationship building and narrative practice, this book provides valuable insights into how social work practice can be developed, taught and practiced in ways that are culturally safe and competent. It offers the collective voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and allied colleagues as a foundation for creating the conditions of possibility that will aid in the transformation of Australian social work into a field of work that honours its ethical and moral aims, and serves the best interests of all.
Key features:

  • The first social work book published in Australia that has an all Aboriginal Australian editorial group
  • Covers a broad range of current and emerging Australian social work practice areas and issues with new and innovative approaches
  • Information and dialogue presented from within the perspectives of Aboriginal social workers offers knowledge systems and ways of working to more effectively engage communities
  • Includes a specific chapter on working in Torres Strait Islander communities from a Torres Strait Islander perspective
  • Uniquely engages with Indigenous social work students, addressing their potential learning needs

About the Author
Edited by Bindi Bennett, Sue Green, Stephanie Gilbert and Dawn Bessarab Bindi Bennett is a Lecturer/Indigenous scholarship holder with the Australian Catholic University. Apart from many years of practice with children and young people in various settings, she has been and is currently undertaking postgraduate graduate research. Bindi has fifteen years` experience in the field in the areas of child and adolescent mental health, youth health and school counselling.
Sue Green is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales with over 15 years` experience in Aboriginal and social work education. Sue teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Aboriginal people and social work and Working with Aboriginal people. Stephanie Gilbert, who is currently working in academia at the University of Newcastle, honours and celebrates the careers and work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social workers.
Dawn Bessarab works as a researcher in Indigenous health at the Centre for Health Innovation Health Research Institute at Curtin University in Western Australia. She has extensive experience in supervision and mentoring across different practice areas.

The follow guide is used by DCP in Western Australia

The information contained in this document is intended to be a useful guide to working
with Aboriginal people and communities.
However i believe it contains Excellent information for anyone who has interactions with Aboriginies

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Listening but not Hearing A response to the NT Intervention

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Australian Aborigines: Living Off the Fat of the Land

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