After our NAIDOC 2020, Christmas can celebrate Indigenous writers on Wurundjeri Country.
Let’s support them – their books make great gifts!
For the kids:
Welcome to Country
Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy
Shortlisted NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and NSW Premier’s History Awards 2017
Winner, Environment Award for Children’s Literature, The Wilderness Society.
Wilam: A Birrurung Story
Aunty Joy Murphy and Andrew Kelly
Shortlisted 2020 Childrens’ Book of the Year Award.
Young Dark Emu
Winner, 2020 Australian Booksellers Association Kids’ Reading Guide Children’s Book of the Year
Shortlisted, 2020 ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12), 2020 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: Eve Pownall Award, 2020 Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and2020 Indie Book Awards: Children’s
Our Home, Our Heart
Adam Briggs, Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra, https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/our-home-and-our-heartbeat-by-adam-briggs-and-kate-moon-and-rachael-sarra-9781760504168
Indigenous writers working on Wurundjeri Country:
Winner 2007 Miles Franklin Award
Winner Stella Prize Award 2018
Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia
Winner: 2019 Indie Book Award for Illustrated Fiction.
Inside my mother
Ali Cobby Eckermann
Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize 2017
Walk Back Over
Three Poems, The Lifted Brow
Susie Anderson, 2015, https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/three-poems-by-susie-anderson
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy: Sovereignty, Black Power, Land Rights and the State
Gary Foley, Andrew Schaap, and Edwina Howell
Pandora’s Box: The Council for Aboriginal Affairs 1967-1976
Gary Foley and Edwina Howell (eds)
Indigenous writers Outside Wurundjeri Country:
Tara June Winch
Winner 2020 Miles Franklin Award, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, People’s Choice Award and Book of the Year 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/yield-the-9780143785750
Benang: From the Heart
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2000. Find it at: https://www.fremantlepress.com.au/products/benang-from-the-heart
Talking to my Country
Winner of the 2016 Walkley Book Award, 2016 National Trust Heritage Award, shortlisted 2016 NIB Waverley Library Award and the 2016 Queensland Literary Award
Rabbit Proof Fence
Growing up Aboriginal in Australia
Winner, Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards
Jack Davis, 1986, (reprinted 2012)
Winner, 1987 Western Australian Premiers Award and 1992 Kate Challis RAKA Award for Indigenous Playwrights.
Please knock before you enter: Aboriginal regulation of Outsiders and the implications for researchers
Karen Lillian Martin
We are going?
Shortlisted for ABIA 2020 Book Awards. Find it at: https://www.magabala.com/products/kindred
PLAYS AND MOVIES
The Sapphires, by Tony Briggs, 2004. Helpmann Award winning play, and later adapted to a 2012 film, The Sapphires. Find it at: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-sapphires/dvd/9321337142890.html
Various works by Ronin Films: https://www.roninfilms.com.au/.
8 DECEMBER 2020
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