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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature in the CGS collection
Part of the "My Story" series. Set in Sydney, 1937, this is the fictional diary of a young Aboriginal girl, a member of the Stolen Generation.

Essay writing on asylum seekers in australia Asylum Seekers in Australia. The tools you need to write a quality essay or term paper, despite softening the flow of asylum seekers to Australia.

Aboriginal massacre in 19th century in South Australia - poignant story in verse.

Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby-Eckermann (Magabala Books) winner of the 2013 Kenneth Slessor Prize and 2013 Book of the Year.

While camped at Barrumbi, the place of water, 15 year-old Sean Murphy secretly leaves to climb Death Adder Ridge, which he knows is prohibited as it is a spirit place. After a fall, he seeks shelter in a cave, where he is kept captive by old men, who seek to teach Sean to respect Aboriginal spirituality.

While camped at Barrumbi, the place of water, 15 year-old Sean Murphy secretly leaves to climb Death Adder Ridge, which he knows is prohibited as it is a spirit place. After a fall, he seeks shelter in a cave, where he is kept captive by old men, who seek to teach Sean to respect Aboriginal spirituality.

John Jagamarra grew up at the Pearl Bay Mission for Aboriginal children in the far north-west. It was beautiful there, but it wasn't home

John Jagamarra grew up at the Pearl Bay Mission for Aboriginal children in the far north-west.

More than a love story, this is a bold, confronting book about friendship, love, sex and identity at the heart of Australia, where black and white, bush and city collide.

ay is black and Cathy is white, and their love affair is anything but smooth. Cathy begins to question everything she has taken for granted about relationships, about family, and about herself.

Coonardoo is the moving story of a young Aboriginal woman trained from childhood to be the housekeeper at Wytaliba station and, as such, destined to look after its owner, Hugh Watt. The love between Coonardoo and Hugh, , degraded and twisted in on itself, destroys not only Coonardoo, but also a community which was once peaceful.

Coonardoo is the moving story of a young Aboriginal woman trained from childhood to be the housekeeper at Wytaliba station and, as such, destined to look after its owner, Hugh Watt. The love between Coonardoo and Hugh, , degraded and twisted in on itself, destroys not only Coonardoo, but also a community which was once peaceful.

Dramatic novel for young teenagers about two outcast children, a kitchen maid called Sarah Jane, and an Aboriginal boy whose name is a secret, who travel through the evolving Australian landscape to live with the spirits of the ancient land.

Dramatic novel for young teenagers about two outcast children, a kitchen maid called Sarah Jane, and an Aboriginal boy whose name is a secret, who travel through the evolving Australian landscape to live with the spirits of the ancient land.

This is the compelling story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River over 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wamba descendants

All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult after enrolling .

A 16 year-old Aboriginal  boy leaves home to move to the city. He questions his identity and re-evaluates his cultural background.

A 16 year-old Aboriginal boy leaves home to move to the city. He questions his identity and re-evaluates his cultural background.

This is a historical novel, based on the true story of a young English convict named William Buckley who, on Boxing Day 1803, escaped from Victoria’s abortive first settlement at Sorrento and then survived in the wilderness for thirty-two years, mainly because he was adopted and helped by local aboriginal tribes.

This is a historical novel, based on the true story of a young English convict named William Buckley who, on Boxing Day 1803, escaped from Victoria’s abortive first settlement at Sorrento and then survived in the wilderness for thirty-two years, mainly because he was adopted and helped by local aboriginal tribes.

Historical fiction based on a true story. Black American Jack Anderson, who is a  pirate, lands in 1830s Western Australia. He experiences all the colony has to offer.

Historical fiction based on a true story. Black American Jack Anderson, who is a pirate, lands in Western Australia. He experiences all the colony has to offer.

Herbie's rollicking adventures range from school-age antics growing up on an Aboriginal settlement to his teenage years as a stockman

Herbie's rollicking adventures range from school-age antics growing up on an Aboriginal settlement to his teenage years as a stockman

Wild Cat Falling is the story of an Aboriginal youth, a 'bodgie' of the early sixties who grows up on the ragged outskirts of a country town, falls into petty crime, goes to gaol, and comes out to do battle once more with the society who put him there. First novel published by an Aboriginal author (1965).

Wild Cat Falling is the story of an Aboriginal youth, a 'bodgie' of the early sixties who grows up on the ragged outskirts of a country town, falls into petty crime, goes to gaol, and comes out to do battle once more with the society who put him there. First novel published by an Aboriginal author (1965).

Fantasy novel about a boy who returns to his childhood home to find his inheritance threatened.

Fantasy novel about a boy who returns to his childhood home to find his inheritance threatened.

A historical novel about an early 19th-century Englishman transported to Australia for theft.

A historical novel about an early Englishman transported to Australia for theft.