|AAR is aware that most schools
have quite limited resources on Indigenous matters.
We are able to assist Victorian Schools through the Elizabeth Eggleston Trust.
Therefore we are inviting teachers to select items from the resource list. The selected items, up to a value of $250 per Victorian school, would be purchased by us and forwarded free. We hope that they will be actively used by both teachers and students.
PO Box 300,
This is our shortlist of available and useful resources for Aboriginal Studies.
To apply for resources under this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests under the program should be accompanied by a letter from the school principal, confirming that currently the resources requested could not be internally funded, and that there are people at the school who will really use them.
ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA $24.95
David Horton, 1996, 84cm x 120cm Map.
The map presents work carried out for “The Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia” and attempts, using all the published resources available at the time, to represent all the language or tribal or nation groups of the indigenous people of Australia. Lists groups and regions on the back. References and information about each group is included in the encyclopedia.
MACQUARIE ATLAS OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA- Culture and Society through space and time $80
Photos, diagrams, tables, maps, illustrations
Incredibly comprehensive and detailed, covering all aspects of Aboriginal life including health and education. A fascinating snapshot, suitable for students 14 years and above.
R.M. Gibbs, 1990, 4th ed. p.b., 152p., photos, diags, maps, bibliog, index.
An account of traditional Aboriginal society and what happened after the European invasion began in 1788. Provides background to the situation affecting Aboriginal people today by looking at how the Aboriginal people may have arrived in Australia, their material and non-material culture, European contact and recent Aboriginal affairs.
*ABORIGINAL STUDIES: DEVELOPING AN AWARENESS OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE AND THEIR
CULTURE (LOWER, MIDDLE & UPPER) $24.95 ea
Jenni Harrold & Joanne Whitby, 1996. p.b. 27p. illus.
A series of activities designed to provide information on the practices, customs and language of Aboriginal people through a variety of student based exercises. Ages 12-17 years
A GUIDE TO THE ABORIGINAL PLACES OF MELBOURNE $27.50
Meyer Eidelson, 1997. 161p. photos, maps.
Describes Melbourne’s Aboriginal places, such as historical sites where there are still physical remains of Aboriginal activity before European settlement and modern places such as plant trails and cultural places. The maps provide a unique way of exploring Melbourne.
PEOPLE OF GARIWERD: THE GRAMPIANS ABORIGINAL HERITAGE $24.95
Gib Wettenhall, 1999. p.b. 72p.
Tells how Aboriginal people of the area have maintained an intense and unbroken relationship with the peaks and plains of Gariwerd since the last Ice Age to the present. The rock art sites show a rich and diverse record of Aboriginal occupation in Gariwerd/Grampians ranges.
RESIDENTS OF MELBOURNE’S WESTERN REGION $16.95
Gary Presland, 1997. p.b. 18p. photos, maps.
Looks at the western area of Port Phillip in the days before European settlement and describes Aboriginal society at that time.
LOST LAND OF THE
KULIN PEOPLE $24.95
Gary Presland ,1994 p.b.158p, photos,giag., maps,index
A tour of a vanished country and way of life which allows us to see our surroundings through new eyes. For thousands of years the Kulin, traditional owners of the area around Melbourne, adapted to changing surroundings. But nothing could prepare them for the speed and extent of modifications made in the wake of European settlement. Originally published as ‘’Land of the Kulin’’
MEET THE EASTERN KULIN, THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE OF CENTRAL VICTORIA $80.00
Iain Luck & Pauline Byrt
Teacher resource book and CD. Based on Multiple Intelligences Curriculum Outcomes
JOHN BULMER’S RECOLLECTIONS OF VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LIFE 1855-1908 $27.95
Forty years of observations by a missionary of the many aspects of Aboriginal life. Produced by Museum Victoria . upper secondary school
GUNDITJMARA COUNTRY $79.95
Theo Watson Reid together with the Gunditjmara community present a science and humanities approach to the people, the land and the future. A comprehensive integrated unit which examines western Victoria’s Gunditjmara. An excellent teachers’ resource. Upper primary/lower secondary
PLANTS KOORIE PEOPLE $24.95
Nelly Zola & Beth Gott, 1992. H.b., 71p., photos, index.
Provides information as to habitat, collection, and parts used for food, heating and craft and their preparation, of Victorian plants traditionally important to the Aboriginal people of the area.
ABORIGINAL VOICES: CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ARTISTS, WRITERS AND PERFORMERS’
Liz Thompson (compiler), 1990. 176p. Biographies of Jack Davis, Sally Morgan, etc. 31 biographies included.
LIVE WIRE SERIES: . $12.95 ea
A series of books on I ndigenous subjects, with topical information in simple paragraphs, illustrated, each 28p, Cambridge University Press, Ages 6-10 years
ARTS & SYMBOLS
PEMULWUY, a leading Indigenous resistance figure against Governor Phillip and the British colony
MUM SHIRL, protector of hundreds in the tough streets of Redfern, Sydney for many decades
YOTHU YINDI, the band from Arnhem Land that took the musical world by storm.
ABORIGINAL STUDIES $47.95
Rhonda Craven, ed. 1999. p.b. 298p. photos, illus, index.
Practical guide for teachers in both primary and secondary schools. Contains chapters on Aboriginal history and culture, stereotypes and racism, government policies and reconciliation.
*ART, LAND,STORY $14.95
Christine Nicholls, 32p, illustrated
Some of the traditions behind Aboriginal art. This book emphasizes the continuous links between Indigenous art, place and ‘the Dreaming’.
WORLD ART AND CULTURE- ABORIGINES $45 56p,illustrated
This is one of a series, and deals with fine arts, decorative, performance and elements of design.Ages 12-16 years
ABORIGINAL ART AND THE DREAMING:
TEACHING ABOUT ABORIGINAL ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS $40
Rosemary Kowanko, ed. 1994. P.b. photos, diag. Available from mid-October 2006
Designed to meet the needs of teachers who are aware of the sensitive issues involved in teaching about Aboriginal art and require more knowledge in this area. It stresses the inseparable link between particular Aboriginal groups and their land, culture and art. Includes many illustrations of Aboriginal art and sculpture.
BOOMERANG, behind an Australian icon $14.95
Philip Jones, 134p, illustrated, Wakefield Press
All you ever wanted to know including its history, types and uses. Suitable for students 12 years and above
*ELDERS, WISDOM FROM AUSTRALIA’S INDIGENOUS LEADERS $34.95
118p, Cambridge, photos
Leaders from around Australia share their stories and knowledge. Suitable for students 12 years and above.
ABORIGINAL PEOPLE, THEN AND NOW, series $29.95 ea
Alex Barlow & Marji Hill, 2001,h.b. 32p, photos, index
· BOSSES OURSELVES, THE STORY OF ABORIGINAL SELF-GOVERNMENT
· YOU & ME LIVING TOGETHER, THE STORY OF ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS
· MY MOB, THE STORY OF ABORIGINAL FAMILY LIFE
· SHARING OUR CULTURES, THE STORY OF ABORIGINAL CULTURES
For upper primary and lower secondary students.
*PAPUNYA SCHOOL BOOK OF COUNTRY AND HISTORY, p.b. $16.95, h.b. $29.95
Won Children’s Book of the Year. The story of how Ananga from 5 different language groups come to live together at Papunya.
Diane Lucas& Ken Searle, 2003. H.b, illus, index.
Follow the seasonal calendar of the Gundjeihmin-speakers of Kakadu. Feel the changes each season brings to the plants, animals, insects and birds of this rich and inspiring land. Ages 9-12
AUSTRALIA AND ITS PEOPLES $22.95
Cummins, Cambridge Junior History
The history of Australia to 1900. A well-presented book for general information and class work.
SONGLINES AND STONE AXES: TRANSPORT, TRADE AND TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA $29.95
John Nicholson describes the fascinating networks of trade and ceremonial exchange of pre-European Australia. Allen & Unwin, 2007. Upper primary
The Aboriginal Community Elders Service & Kate Harvey, 2003, p.b., photos, maps, bibliography.
A collection of Victorian Indigenous elders’ life stories and oral histories. These stories tell of cultural resistance on missions, of defying assimilation laws, of forever moving around to save children from the welfare, the development of both fringe and urban communities and work in the Aboriginal rights movements
UNTOLD STORIES $29.95
Jan Critchett, MUP, 1998
Similar to Aboriginal Elders’ Voices above, in that it details the experiences and history of Aboriginal people, in particular Victorian, but it is mainly about the early years in Victoria, so suits middle and upper secondary students. Suit years 14 up.
DESERT DREAMINGS $29.95
Alex Barlow & Marji Hill, 32p
Part of Heinemann’s Australian Library series. Incl. illustrations, maps etc
AN INTRODUCTION TO ABORIGINAL SOCIETIES $39.95
William Edwards, 2nd ed 2004, 160p, Social Science Press
A text covering prehistory, the Dreaming, traditional economic, social and political organization, religion and art, and a brief overview of contact history. Suitable for middle and upper secondary students.
FICTION AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
*MAYBE TOMORROW $24.95
Boori (Monty) Pryor with Mem McDonald – photographer, Penguin 204p
Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council Award 1998, Boorli’s life story, from the Aboriginal fringe camps to the runway, catwalk, basketball court, DJ console, and now to performance and storytelling around Australia. Age14 years up
*WUNAMBI, THE WATER SNAKE $24.95
May O’Brien with illustrations by Sue Wyatt, 38p, Aboriginal Studies Press
This is a brightly and attractively illustrated book suitable for 7 to 10 year olds, telling a legend from northern Australia.
.*RIVER GIRL $18
Glenda Andrew, 104p, with photos and illustrations
Suitable for 10-14year olds, this autobiography tells of Glenda growing up on the Murray.
*MALU KANGAROO $24.95
Judy Morecroft, Bronwyn Bancroft, illustrator, full colour, 40pp. A hardback picture book whyich is a modern story telling how people first learnt to surf. 4-8 years
*CREATURES OF THE RAINFOREST – TWO ARTISTS EXPLORE DJABUGAY COUNTRY $26.95
Warren Brim & Anna Eglitis, Magabala Books, 2005, hardback, pp64
Artistic interpretations, one Indigenous, one European, which are enjoyed by upper primary and
lower secondary students, however the text better suits more mature students. Children’s Book Council short-listed book.
THE FROG WHO WOULDN’T LAUGH $12.95 each
Cecilia Egan, Elizabeth Alger, illustrator, J B Books, 1999. A series of four Aboriginal legends.
Diane Lucas, Colwyn Campbell, illustrator, 2007. A story of a rich Indigenous food source in Kakadu and a young boy’s instructions in food gathering.
*MOORLI AND THE LEPRECHAUN $14.50
Jack Davis, 1994.p.b. 61p. illus
.A play for children about the Aboriginal rainmaking spirit, Moorli, and an Irish leprechaun, who arrived in Australia with Captain Cook. From his deep understanding of racial tensions, Jack Davis has created an authentic and entertaining story for young audiences.
THE GIRL WITH NO NAME $20.95
Pat Love, pb, Puffin
Set in the Kimberleys, Age 10-12 years
Jack Davis, 1988. p.b. 71p., illus.
Play telling the story of the friendship between Tim and Peggy from black and white families who seem to have nothing in common. When danger strikes, they are forced to face their prejudices.
*STRADBROKE DREAMING $29.95
Oodgeroo (previously known as Kath Walker), illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft, 96p, Angus & Robertson
Oodgeroo, a celebrated poet and civil rights fighter, tells her story and recounts local legends from Queensland’s Stradbroke Island where she grew up. Suitable for 10-13 year olds.
*DIGGER J JONES $15
Richard Frankland., Scholastic Press. Digger, a 10 year old Koorie kid, is keeping a diary about things that matter to him: piffing yonnies at the meatworks, fishing with his cousins,… But it’s 1967 and bigger things keep getting in the way, Digger is finding out who he is, what he believes, what’s worth fighting for. Excellent
*MY PLACE $27.95
Sally Morgan, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1987
Winner of the Australian Human Rights Award for Literature and the 1990 Order of Australia Book Prize.The story of Sally’s life and family, and her quest for identity. Age 13 years up
* ABORIGINAL AUTHORS: Books marked with an asterisk * are either written by Aboriginal authors, contain contributions by Aboriginal writers or are illustrated by Aboriginal artists.
Resources available through Koorie Heritage Centre Bookshop
295 King St. (cnr Lt Lonsdale St) Melbourne
Phn. (03) 8622 2626
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Text marked up by Sarah Peckham 24th May 2008