David Unaipon, Australian Aboriginal writer and inventor, late 1920s.  Source: State Library of New South Wales

David Unaipon (born David Ngunaitponi) September 1872 – 7 February was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer.

Aboriginal actor, writer and director Leah Purcell.

Leah Purcell (b Indigenous Australian stage and screen actor; screenwriter and film director

Are You Looking For Some Scary Good Halloween Deals? - Get Your First Style for Only $10! Take the 60 Second Style Quiz to get this exclusive offer!

Are You Looking For Some Scary Good Halloween Deals? - Get Your First Style for Only $10! Take the 60 Second Style Quiz to get this exclusive offer!

The first-ever, original work of literature written by an Australian Aboriginal writer and published in the original language with English translations - Edited by Billy Marshall Stoneking

The first-ever, original work of literature written by an Australian Aboriginal writer and published in the original language with English translations - Edited by Billy Marshall Stoneking

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, born on Queensland's North Stradbroke Island on November 3, 1920, was named Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska. An indigenous Australian writer and campaigner for Aboriginal rights, she married and became well known as Kath Walker.  She adopted the name of her tribe, Noonuccal, in honor of the Aboriginal people's cause, naming herself Oodgeroo (meaning "paperbark tree") Noonuccal.  She was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry, We Are Going (1964).

Learn About Australian Authors on the Sydney Writers Walk

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, born on Queensland's North Stradbroke Island on November 3, 1920, was named Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska. An indigenous Australian writer and campaigner for Aboriginal rights, she married and became well known as Kath Walker. She adopted the name of her tribe, Noonuccal, in honor of the Aboriginal people's cause, naming herself Oodgeroo (meaning "paperbark tree") Noonuccal. She was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry, We Are Going (1964).

Three Day Road makes my list of top books. This story of two Aboriginal boys who go off to fight in WWII is horrifying, beautiful, touching and heart breaking. Boyden writes in a great style and voice. He's a wonderful Canadian writer that needs more exposure!

It is and Niska, the last Oji-Cree medicine woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she grudgingly saw off to war has returned. She leaves her home in the bush of… read more at Kobo.

I love the literature from different cultures - I did this review of some Aboriginal Women's Writing I love. http://www.australianwomenwriters.com/2012/01/aboriginal-women-writers-fight-for.html

I love the literature from different cultures - I did this review of some Aboriginal Women's Writing I love. http://www.australianwomenwriters.com/2012/01/aboriginal-women-writers-fight-for.html

Gregory Scofield talks about his book Thunder Through My Veins. This book is about Gregorys life.

Gregory Scofield talks about his book Thunder Through My Veins. This book is about Gregory's life.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers whose five collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience.  He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers whose five collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience. He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers whose five collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience.  He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language.

Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal writers whose five collections of poetry have earned him both a national and international audience. He is known for his unique and dynamic reading style that blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language.

Gregory Scofield, poet, playwright, teacher, social worker.

Gregory Scofield, poet, playwright, teacher, social worker.

Candy Palmater & The Candy Show   http://aptn.ca/pages/candyshow/    Canadian comedian, international speaker and the educator of aboriginal perceptions training about the Mi'kmaq people. She is active in Native rights and gay rights, and is now the creator and writer of her own national TV show for APTN, The Candy Show.

Candy Palmater & The Candy Show http://aptn.ca/pages/candyshow/ Canadian comedian, international speaker and the educator of aboriginal perceptions training about the Mi'kmaq people. She is active in Native rights and gay rights, and is now the creator and writer of her own national TV show for APTN, The Candy Show.

Harold Hunt

The National Aboriginal Writers’ Festival 2011

Jenny Munro

The National Aboriginal Writers’ Festival 2011

Goie Wymarra

The National Aboriginal Writers’ Festival 2011

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