NAIDOC Week is a great time for Australians of all backgrounds to come together in celebration and solidarity with our Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities. 2019’s theme of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’ is all about working together for a shared future – you can learn more about it here. It’s also a great time for learning: about the history, hardship and triumphs of 65,000 years of Indigenous Australians. Here are some books to get you started.
The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.
The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.
Jack Charles has worn many hats throughout his life: actor, cat burglar, musician, heroin addict, activist, even Senior Victorian Australian of the Year. But the title he’s most proud to claim is that of Aboriginal Elder.
From sunrise to night-time, celebrate the wonders of nature with this rhythmic and radiant bedtime story by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina.
In this lyrical celebration of place, the children of Mornington Island explore their home in words and pictures. This is a collaboration with much-loved children's picture-book creators authors Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey.
A heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving moving memoir from a fearlessly talented writer
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.