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ABORIGINAL STUDIES: Aborigines, traditional society, land rights, Aboriginal history, Kakadu, Palm Island, the Gumbaynggirr people, Henry Reynolds, Douglas Lockwood, A.P.Elkin, Bush tucker, aboriginal archaeology, origins and so much more. Please browse to find interesting and hard to find books on the Aborigine. Use our Quick Search Box (at bottom of page) to locate books by book title, authors name or description. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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Book Id: 23abs01709

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Title: MY PEOPLE - A Kath Walker Collection. Jacaranda Press 1970 1st Edition, Hc. Dj. ILLUSTRATED in monochrome. OODGEROO.

Author: Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal, known until 1988 as Kath Walker, born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska on 3 November 1920, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Publisher: First Published in 1970 by Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions in Very Good Condition in a clipped Good Dustjacket with rubbing and topwear, 1" closed tear to the top of the frontcover

Description: Kath Walker was one of the most influential Aboriginal Poets. This collection was gathered together in 1970. It begins with the iconic "All One Race", includes many monochrome illustrations and concludes with "Balance".

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Book Id: 23abs01698

Price: $47.24

Title: The Passing of The Aborigines, a lifetime spent among the Natives of Australia by Daisy Bates 1947 Hc with Dj PHOTOS

Author: by Daisy Bates CBE with a foreword by Sir George Murray and an intoduction by Arthur Mee

Publisher: John Murray, Australia, 1947 second Australian edition, 1947 Hardcover 8vo with dj, 21 chapters, B/W photo plates and illustrations, map, 254pp.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with foxing to endpapers, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in Very Good Condition in a GOOD MINUS Dustjacket with repair backing and wear to edges, unclipped.


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Book Id: 23abs01688

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Title: The BELIEF in IMMORTALITY and The Worship of the Dead by Prof. J G Fraser, Vol.1, Aborigines of Australia, Torres Strait

Author: Prof. J G Fraser, DCL, LLD, Litt.D, Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Liverpool.

Publisher: Macmillan & Co, London, 1913, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo, 493pp., 20 chapters/lectures, notes, index, 493pp.

Condition:This RARE book is in READING COPY ONLY CONDITION, with water-stains to the cover, marks to page edges and pencil notes all over the endpapers. The interior is STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND, with age-toning to the robust pages. The text is complete & readable.

Description: From the Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews College, 1911-12. A detailed analysis of "Natural Theology" with copious notes and studies, RARE in any condition. Includes Central Australia, Queensland, the Torres Straits, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Melanesia.

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Book Id: 23abs01599

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Title: I SAW A STRANGE LAND by Arthur Groom 1950 Hc 1st Edition with Dj CENTRAL AUSTRALIA Aborigines Albert Namatjira ULHURU

Author: by Arthur Groom...SCARCE in FIRST EDITION with Aboriginal References.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, 1950 1st Edition, Hardcover 8vo 25 chapters, illustrated with B/W photos of central Australia,216pp., Index.

Condition:Grey screen illustrated cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in Good Condition with no inscriptions, slight internal spine-wear, in GOOD CONDITION in a FAIR DUSTJACKET, intact but edgeworn.

Description: Arthur Groom settled in the mountains and plains of Central Australia at Hermannsburg, the home of renown artist Albert Namatjira. Early Photos and descriptions of Central Australia, Alice Springs and the Macdonnell and Krichauff Ranges.

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Book Id: 23abs01536

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Title: ADAM in OCHRE Inside Aboriginal Australia by Colin Simpson 1951 1st Edition HC with Dj 220p PHOTOS in COLOUR & B/W

Author: Colin Simpson, 1951. First book of a great series by the noted Australian author & writer of such later books as Adam with Arrows & Adam with Plumes.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1951, FIRST EDITION, large Hc 8vo with dj, 220p., 6 sections, multiple chapters within, artwork & b/w and colour photos, Map.

Condition:Crisp tan cloth-bound hardcover 1st Edition with slight sunning at base, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with edgewear, INTACT & ROBUST. A GOOD, HONEST COPY.

Description: The early classic study, written in part to destroy the myth that Aborigines were "dying out", with exceptional descriptions and images. Arnhem Land, Kakadu, Island of Yoi, Mosek's People; White Delusion; Supplement Map showing Arnhem Land.

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Book Id: 23abs01520

Price: $14.60

Title: Aboriginal Australian ANTHROPOLOGY FIRST IN THEIR FIELD ed. Julie Marcus 1993 DAISY BATES OLIVE PINK womens' business.

Author: edited by Julie Marcus & contributors - Isobel White, Marie de Lepervanche, Isabel McBryde, Isobel White, Miranda Morris, Anne O'Gorman, C. Cheater

Publisher: Melbourne University Press, 1993, FIRST EDITION, softcover 8vo, 8 chapters, notes, bibliog, b/w photos,facsimiles.incl frontispiece.

Condition:Crisp softcover with name to titlepp., in GOOD CONDITION

Description: The stories of Miss MARY ELLEN MURRAY-PRIOR, JANE ADA FLETCHER, URSULA McCONNEL, OLIVE M PINK and PHYLLIS MARY KABERRY. All were early pioneers in the field and, with awareness of their particularities, all did important work. With many early photos.

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Book Id: 23abs01519

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Title: ABORIGINAL Land Use at TOCAL NSW The WONNARUA STORY by Jennifer Laffan & Cameron Archer produced CB Alexander Ag College

Author: Jennifer Laffan & Cameron Archer, "All About TOCAL # 8"

Publisher: NSW Dept Agriculture 2004, produced at C B Alexander Agricultural College, Tocal, Paterson, NSW, 84p.7 chapters, 4 appends.,2 indexes, Endnotes. Colour, Sepia & B/W

Condition:Crisp clean & straight, in as NEW CONDITION with no marks.

Description: The Tocal enviroment, Aboriginal Life, Wonnurua at Tocal, Foods on Tocal, Medicinal Plants, multiple plant lists and attributes. Hunter River original Aboriginal life-style pre and post settlement.

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Book Id: 23abs01514

Price: $10.20

Title: ANDAMOOKA - Outback Novel

Author: WAL WATKINS - With Special Introduction by Rena Briand - Author of White Man in a Hole

Publisher: Gold Star, Melbourne, 1972, 1st pub. 1971, softcover small 8vo, 192 pages, 21 Chapters.

Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: In this brilliant outback novel by Australia's Wal Watkins, the lives of Andamooka's men and women are laid bare in a forthright and truthful manner.

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