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Books by Indigenous Australians

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence that reconsiders the ‘hunter-gatherer’ tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession.

Cover to Ruby Moonlight

Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckerman

A verse novel that centres around the impact of colonisation in mid-north South Australia around 1880.

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

A mystery that uncovers the sinister lurking in a small town, explores grief, trauma and race relations in Australia.

Brontide by Sue McPherson

A coming of age story that explores “family, belonging, racism and risk-taking.”

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question.

Talking To My Country by Stan Grant

Talking to My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country – what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?

Sister Heart by Sally Morgan

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south.




I’ve heard catching teller crow is quite good!

26th Jan, 20
inky State Library Victoria

It is amazing! Check out some of the Lit Club discussions about it. The writing is varied and experimental and there is a wonderful mystery at the heart- and a twist.

26th Jan, 20