Content tagged with Literature and stories

Searching for Something About Emus

In 2001 the Bininj (Aboriginal) ecologist Dean Yibarbuk was working on a project about the decline of emu populations in western Arnhem Land. This...

Blog post - 5 Jul 2017

Sherlocks of the Bush

AIATSIS holds a wide range of magazines and journals dating back to the 19th century. Amongst these are a number of issues of The Strand Magazine...

Blog post - 18 Oct 2016

Born of the Conquerers: Selected essays by Judith Wright

Summary One of Australia's best known poets, Judith Wright, brings together for the first time a selection of twenty-one essays. Her messages...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Black Mary and Gunjies: Two plays by Julie Janson

Summary An introduction to Black Mary and Gungies, both plays written by award-winning Aboriginal playwright, Julie Janson, provides interesting...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Auntie Rita

Summary 'Most people call me Auntie Rita, whites as well as Aboriginal people. Auntie is a term of respect of our older women folk. You don...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Anna the Goanna and other poems

Summary Cheeky dogs, slippery snakes and crocodiles with big smiles join Anna in this collection of lively illustrated poems. With warmth and...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015

Read 4 Tomorrow

Overview The Read 4 Tomorrow project builds capacity within a Koori community (Erambie Mission, Cowra, NSW) and assesses community...

Research project - 15 Dec 2014

Bittangabee Tribe: An Aboriginal story from Coastal New South Wales

Summary Written by Aboriginal students at Bega TAFE, and illustrated by Aboriginal children from Eden Public School, this delightful book tells...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Back on The Block: Bill Simon’s Story

Summary Stolen, beaten, deprived of his liberty and used as child labour, Bill Simon’s was not a normal childhood. He was told his mother...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014

Bangu the Flying Fox: A Dreamtime story of the Yuin people of Wallaga Lake

Summary A traditional Dreaming story from the Yuin people of Wallaga Lake, Bangu explores the importance of belonging and identification. Simply...

Publication or resource - 3 Dec 2014