Recommended Reading Booklist
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.
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
Blood on the Wattle by Bruce Elder
Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians Since 1788
The Passing of the Aboriginies by Daisy Bates
Why Weren’t We Told?:By Henry Reynolds
A Personal Search for the Truth about Our History
An Indelible Stain? Genocide in Aust.Henry Reynolds
|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
History of Tasmania
The Stolen Children,Their Stories
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
The Biggest Estate on Earth: by Bill Gammage
How Aborigines Made Australia
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
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
Our Voices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work : 1st Edition
Edited by Bindi Bennett, Sue Green, Stephanie Gilbert and Dawn Bessarab 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.
- 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
Listening but not Hearing A response to the NT Intervention
Australian Aborigines: Living Off the Fat of the Land