Use these indigenous books with your students to help them gain a a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian Indigenous culture and people. Beautiful illustrations reflect the illustrators passion for country and culture.
Collecting Colour Book: “Rose and Olive spend a day out bush helping to gather the pandanus leaves for making bags and baskets…They collect the colour that the bags will be, from special plants and berries. It is a hard day’s work but worth it!
Australia - My Country Best-selling author and internationally renowned artist Sally Morgan teams up with Ezekiel Kwaymullina for a story celebrating country. A gorgeous new picture book in simple, lyrical prose and vibrant colour.
Shack That Dad Built Book: When Elaine Russell was five, her dad built the family a shack just outside the Aboriginal mission at La Perouse in Sydney. Elaine illustrates what life was like for an indigenous kid on the urban fringes.
Aboriginal Story Kangaroo And the Porpoise: This story was told by Agnes Lippo from the Aboriginal community of Belyuen in the Northern Territory, where people from the Larrakia and Waigite language groups live.
Festivals: From dancing to singing, from contests to walks, discover the many ways festivals can be celebrated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A big book filled with colourful and exuberant photographs to share with young children.
When I was Little, Like You: Stories of playing with friends, building cubby houses, climbing trees, collecting sugarbag, digging for honey ants, hunting for lizards, and learning about the seasons, animals and plants, she creates a vivid picture of a truly Australian childhood in which country – ngurra is life itself.