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Beginning: The first exhibition at Burrinja, 29 November 1998
1 Beginning: The first exhibition at Burrinja, 29 November 1998
Upwey Burrinja Fine Arts 1998 First Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Gatefold flaps. Foreword by Jo Onus. Artists represented include Alex Nganjmirra, Barbara Weir, Ben Sisia, Billy Stockman, Clifford Possum, David Mowaljarlai, Djawida Nordjorle, Eva Nganjmirra, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Ginger Riley, Hosea Linge, Jack Britten, Jonathan Kumintjara Brown, Lin Onus, Maggie Watson, Max Mansell, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Mick Namarari, Nawakadj Nganjmirra, Paddy Jaminji, Queenie McKenzie, Ralph Nicholls, Robin Nganjmirra, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Rover Thomas, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Yala Yala Gibbs. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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2 Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families
Sydney Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 1997 0642269548 / 9780642269546 First Edition Paperback Very Good Quarto 
689 pp. Very light scuffing and edgewear to cover. Lower front corner creased. Spine, lightly creased, is very slightly canted. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w photos. This is the complete report, not the shorter "Guide". 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Macquarie Aboriginal Naming Book: An Australian Guide to Naming your Home or Boat
3 Macquarie Aboriginal Naming Book: An Australian Guide to Naming your Home or Boat
New South Wales Macquarie Library 1996 0949757845 / 9780949757845 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo Rover Thomas (cover) 
164 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. "With over 6000 words at your disposal, you are sure to find the perfect name for your home, boat or even a pet!" 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Teaching Stones of the Outcast Tribe, Aboriginal Culture Abroad
4 Aboriginal Culture Abroad The Teaching Stones of the Outcast Tribe
Wembley WA Aboriginal Culture Abroad (Australia) Pty. Ltd 1988 0947260048 / 9780947260040 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio 
159 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Previous owner's gift note to front flyleaf. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour photos throughout. "The teaching stones, despite their simple form, have a deep inner significance which escapes the uninitiated observer. For the first time, the secrets of some of the stones have been revealed." [NOTE: This book is generally considered to be a fraud.] 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Paint-Up, Ahern, Amanda, and the Mornington Island Elders
5 Ahern, Amanda, and the Mornington Island Elders Paint-Up
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2002 0702232696 / 9780702232695 First Paperback Near Fine Landscape Quarto 
104 pp. Faint scuffing to illustrated covers. A few small smudges to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Colour illustrations throughout. "This is the first-ever publication to describe in drawings, photographs and stories the unique geography of the Top End and the rich traditions and legends of the Muyinda ancestors. The practice of 'paint-up' is an expression of culture rather than art. Each body-paint design is of profound cultural significance, identifying the wearer with country, sacred sites and ancestral groups." 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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The Illegitimates, Aitchison, Raymond
6 Aitchison, Raymond The Illegitimates
Adelaide Rigby 1964 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
215 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The characters -- people of Aboriginal blood living on the fringe of white settlement in northern New South Wales -- are conscious of being looked on as 'part of the mud in which they trod,' and they crave the fire from the bottle to burn the awareness of this from their minds." Fiction. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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7 Anderson, Ian Koorie Health in Koorie Hands: An Orientation Manual in Aboriginal Health for Health Care Providers
Melbourne Koorie Health Unit, Health Department Victoria 1988 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
149 pp. A few light stains and shallow creases to illustrated wraps. Internally as new. Chapters on Koorie History, Modern Koorie Society, Health Status of Aboriginal People (separate chapters under this heading on Mortality; Morbidity Issues in Aboriginal Children and Adults; Public Hospital Morbidity Data; Morbidity Due to Infections Diseases; Morbidity Due to Diseases Associated with Modern Lifestyles; and Issues in Mental Health), Aboriginal Health Service Delivery. Includes charts, diagrams, references and bibliography, line map and b/w photos, including interesting historical photos. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Cultivation of Whiteness, Anderson, Warwick
8 Anderson, Warwick The Cultivation of Whiteness
Carlton Melbourne University Press 2002 052284989X / 9780522849899 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xi, 352 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers; a little scuffing to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and diagrams. "...examines the notion of 'whiteness' as a flexible category in scientific and public debates.... Anderson also provides the first full account of experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s on Aboriginal people in the central deserts." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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9 Atkinson, Hugh Billy Two-Toes' Rainbow: A Novel of Violence and Intrigue in the Australian Desert
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1982 0170059634 / 9780170059633 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
309 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but is very slightly wrinkled and has a small chip at the upper edge of the backstrip panel. Purple cloth boards just a little canted and just a little edgeworn. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Thinking Black: William Cooper and The Australian Aborigines' League, Attwood, Bain, and Andrew Markus
10 Attwood, Bain, and Andrew Markus Thinking Black: William Cooper and The Australian Aborigines' League
Canberra Aboriginal Studies Press 2004 0855754591 / 9780855754594 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo Lin Onus (cover) 
ix, 144 pp. Extremely light scuffing to covers. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations. Documents, notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Aboriginal Children's History of Australia, Australia's Aboriginal Children
11 Australia's Aboriginal Children The Aboriginal Children's History of Australia
Rigby 1977 0727002368 / 9780727002365 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Square Quarto Australia's Aboriginal Children 
149 pp. Edgewear (creases, mostly) to unclipped dustjacket. Edgewear and a little fading to orange boards. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Children's book. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Finding Ullagundahi Island, Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne
12 Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne Finding Ullagundahi Island
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2002 1865085863 / 9781865085869 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
246 pp. Light yellowing and scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. "It's a story of dispossession if anything." (from the author's note) 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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13 Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne Watershed
Alice Springs IAD Press 2005 1864650648 / 9781864650648 First Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
246 pp. "A story of loss and redemption, Watershed is an iconic novel of contemporary Australian life that is told with a captivating blend of poignancy and sardonic humour." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Idjhil -- and the Land cried for its lost soul, Bell, Helen
14 Bell, Helen Idjhil -- and the Land cried for its lost soul
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2003 1876268905 / 9781876268909 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Quarto Helen Bell 
40 pp. A little faint scuffing to covers; corners very slightly creased. Internally as new. Includes references. "From earliest childhood Idjhil knew that he was destined to be a leader of his people. As his father and grandfather taught him traditional hunting skills, he savoured the joys and challenges of living a Nyungar way of life in the bush that was his home. Secure and content, Idjhil was unaware that his life was about to change forever. -- Idjhil is the moving story of a Western Australian Aboriginal boy who, at the age of nine, is taken from his family in accordance with the official government policy of the time. Although written as fiction, it is based on the memories and experiences of people still alive today." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education, Beresford, Quentin, and Gary Partington, editors
15 Beresford, Quentin, and Gary Partington, editors Reform and Resistance in Aboriginal Education
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2010 192069403X / 9781920694036 Reprint Paperback Very Good + Octavo 
vi, 312 pp. Corners very slightly curled. Laminate beginning to lift from rear cover near fore-edge. All else as new. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Aboriginal Australian Art: A Visual Perspective, Berndt, Ronald M., and Catherine H. Berndt, with John E. Stanton
16 Berndt, Ronald M., and Catherine H. Berndt, with John E. Stanton Aboriginal Australian Art: A Visual Perspective
Sydney Methuen Australia 1982 0454002769 / 9780454002768 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
176 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Corners of cloth boards bumped. Very faint dust foxing and one small dot (could be a remainder mark, but it is very small) to upper edge of text block. Faint foxing to half title. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Bright, clean colour illustrations throughout. Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index. "A thoughtful and authoritative consideration of the place of Aboriginal art within its own traditional settings and its contribution, not only to the Aboriginal heritage, but also to the cultural heritage of the wider Australian society. This book does not merely illustrate the diversity of paintings, drawings and carvings but encourages the reader towards a greater appreciation and understanding of what the Aborigines have achieved. -- Each plate is fully annotated and described. It is therefore a book that is relevant to anyone interested in art. It should appeal to all who are interested in living and changing art forms." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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It Just Lies There from the Beginning: Aboriginal Stories and Poems from the Top End, Bil Bil, Marjorie
17 Bil Bil, Marjorie It Just Lies There from the Beginning: Aboriginal Stories and Poems from the Top End
Alice Springs IAD Press 1995 0949659851 / 9780949659859 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
40 pp. A few faint stains (including sticker ghost to front cover) to otherwise undamaged paper boards. Internally as new. Decorated endpapers. Beautiful silhouette-like illustrations (unattributed). "Originally told in five languages and translated here into English, this collection takes its place in the continuing tradition of Aboriginal storytelling. As Marjorie Bil Bil says, 'Art is learnt by telling stories.'" 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The 'Civilizing Mission': Race and the Construction of Crime (Contemporary Legal Issues No. 4), Bird, Greta
18 Bird, Greta The 'Civilizing Mission': Race and the Construction of Crime (Contemporary Legal Issues No. 4)
Clayton Faculty of Law, Monash University 1987 0867466065 / 9780867466065 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Signed by Author
66 pp. Light general and edgewear to covers. A few small splotches to last few pages; otherwise unmarked. Solidly bound. Signed by author on half-title page. "Explores the argument that white society has created Aboriginal criminality as part of the European drive to 'civilize' Aborigines -- to compel them to conform to the white culture and to accept an inferior role in the white economy." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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19 Booth, Douglas, and Colin Tatz One-Eyed: A View of Australian Sport
Sydney Allen & Unwin 2000 1865080551 / 9781865080550 First Paperback Very Good + Octavo Inscribed by Author
xvi, 262 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps; faint crease to upper back corner. A few light stains to lower and fore edges of text block. Prev. owner's inked date to upper corner of first page. Illustrated with b/w photos. Inscribed by Douglas Booth on first page. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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20 Bowdler, Sandra Aboriginal Sites on the Crown-timber lands of New South Wales: A Report to the Forestry Commission of New South Wales
Sydney Forestry Commission of New South Wales 1983 Paperback Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
95 pp. Illustrated wraps tidily covered in clear adhesive plastic. Original price sticker on back cover (under the plastic). No lettering to spine. Very light foxing to upper edge of text block. Number stamped to first page, otherwise internally unmarked, unwrinkled, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w maps, drawings, photos. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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