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WHEN THE WATTLES BLOOM AGAIN: The life and times of William Barak Last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe (Signed Copy)
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WHEN THE WATTLES BLOOM AGAIN: The life and times of William Barak Last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe (Signed Copy)

By Wiencke, Shirley W

East Kew, Victoria, Australia: Author (Shirley W. Wiencke), 2001. x, + 110pp., intext b/white halftone plates (archival sources), maps and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivial bump on heel. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Signed, 'With my best wishes', by the author, on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a thoroughly researched, absorbing story of William Barak (c. 1823-1903), the last chief and sole survivor of the Yarra Yarra or 'Woiwurrung' tribe . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Part 1/ 12 chapters. Part 2/ 6 chapters. Conclusion. Legends - as told by Barak. Bibliography, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Signed and Inscribed By Author. Third Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.56

FIRE AND THE STORY OF BURNING COUNTRY (Signed Copy)
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FIRE AND THE STORY OF BURNING COUNTRY (Signed Copy)

By Cape York Elders and Community Leaders (Dr. Tommy George, et al)

Australia: Cyclops Press , 2013. 107pp., illustrated endpapers. Photographic, colour-plate illustrations throughout (photography by Peter McConchie). Oblong (landscape) format hardcover. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated boards undamaged. Signed by photographer/recorder Peter McConchie on title page, else textblock unmarked. From the rear cover: "Soon after the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, February 2009, I was contacted by Elders from Cape York, Far North Queensland, expressing their sadness at the tragic loss of life through the fires. The Elders invited me to record the story of traditional land management with fire that has been successfully practiced across our continent for tens of thousands of years. This is their story. Told in the hope that we can transform the way we view our connection to the land and with this pay respect to the expertise of the Traditional Custodians of Australia as leaders in land management." Peter McConchie. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, Chapter 1/ Mulong Country. Thaypan Country. 2/ Kaanju Ngaachi. Biographies, Acks. Book weight approx. 710g. . Signed By Photographer/Recorder . First Edition. Hardcover [Oblong]. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$38.60

CUSTODIANS OF THE SOIL: A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales
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CUSTODIANS OF THE SOIL: A History of Aboriginal-European Relationships in the Manning Valley of New South Wales

By Ramsland, John

Taree, New South Wales, Australia : Greater Taree City Council, 2001. xxiii, + 200pp., line-drawn area map frontispiece, plus intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles, a blind indentation on front board, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("Girumbit Moora", Russell Saunders), loose-plastic protected dustjacket abraded and edgeworn, with a contused puncture on front panel. The author tells the stories of the historical relationship between the indigenous people and the more recent arrival of the European in the Manning Valley region of New South Wales, Australia . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Illustrations, Acks., Foreword, Introduction, Overview, 10 chapters, Radio Interview with Ella Simon (transcript). Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 670g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$35.09

I HAD A GOOD LIFE - IT WAS BEAUTIFUL
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I HAD A GOOD LIFE - IT WAS BEAUTIFUL

By Totty (Harriet) Rankine (Ngarrindjeri)

Murray Bridge, South Australia : Nyiri Publications , 2008. 41pp., intext b/white halftone plate, and sketch-illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples tight, with no rust. Colour-illustrated limp wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. Simply written, this is a biography from the heart by Totty (Harriet) Rankine (Ngarrindjeri), born 1943, South Australia. A stand-alone volume in the "Tjapu Books (Small Books)" series. Booklet weight approx. 82g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly
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GAGERA The Crane & BULN BULN The Butterfly

By Nambooka (Bea Edwards)

Balnarring, Victoria, Australia : Balnarring Primary School, 2000. 20pp., b/white sketch-art throughout by the author and students of Balnarring Primary School (Victoria, Australia). Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Staples tight and as new. Monochrome, sketch-art illustrated card wrapper slightly pressure-marked only. Textblock clean and unmarked. Gagera and Buln Buln is one of three Bunarong Dreaming stories told to the children of Balnarring Primary School by Nambooka, the Bunarong tribal name of Bea Edwards. This Bunarong Dreaming story is about the land, the crane and the butterfly . . . (the illustrations herein would be suitable to colour in). Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair
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DARK MAN WHITE WORLD. A Portrait of Tenor Harold Blair

By Harrison, Kenneth

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Novalit, 1975. 285pp., b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (Art and photographic; colour and b/white), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with mild, blind score lines, and minimal colour loss on spine. Born on a mission in Queensland in 1924 to a young Aboriginal mother, never knowing his father but blessed with a world-renowned tenor voice, this is Harold Blair's story . . . Harold Blair died in 1976. Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

BLACK MAJORITY
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BLACK MAJORITY

By Sykes, Roberta B.

Hawthorn, VIC, Australia: Hudson Publishing, 1989. xii, + 238pp., plus 1 x 16 page., b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the back panel: " . . . sets out to summarise the position of Black Australians as they achieve their majority, 21 years having passed since the referendum which recognised them as full citizens of Australia . . . Dr. Sykes tells the story with a delicate balance of sociological analysis and personal experience." Book weight approx. 355g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

THE GYNECOLOGICAL SOURCEBOOK
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THE GYNECOLOGICAL SOURCEBOOK

By Rosenthal, M. Sara

U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill, 2003. xxii, + 410pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper undamaged. From the rear panel: "The contents of this much-needed book reflect what women have been asking for: complete information on all things gynecological . . . This all-inclusive guidebook embraces research in both eastern and western medicines, and covers such crucial topics as gynecological cancers, women and HIV, abortion, and a range of gynecological infections including chlamydia, herpes, yeast, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the main cause of infertility in women." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 710g. . Fourth Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME
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TALES OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S DREAMTIME

By Naiura

Mascot, NSW, Australia: Bartel Publications, 2006. 44pp., recto page colour Aboriginal art illustrations by Naiura. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Aboriginal art illustrated gloss boards negligibly surface scuffed only. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. Contents include: Dreamtime Symbols - Their Meanings, 17 fables, commencing with 'Baralga, the Foolish Brolga', and closing with 'Warrigal and the Mundurra, the Old Dingo and The Hunter'. Juvenile literature. Book weight approx. 470g. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Naiura . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

FOR OUR PEOPLE, FOR OUR FUTURE : The 1st Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit Walks the Kokoda Track, in the Footsteps of Heroes, as Part of the Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, 1st - 9th August, 2010
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FOR OUR PEOPLE, FOR OUR FUTURE : The 1st Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit Walks the Kokoda Track, in the Footsteps of Heroes, as Part of the Jobs Australia Foundation Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, 1st - 9th August, 2010

Carlton South, VIC, Australia: Jobs Australia Foundation, 2010. 77pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, Spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket near fine. Foreword by David Thompson, AM, CEO Jobs Australia. From the jacket flap: "On August 1, 2010, 21 members of the first 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trekker Unit' set out to walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea as part of the 'Jobs Australia Indigenous Youth Leadership Program'. This book is an historic record of their journey. The journey continues . . . " Book weight approx. 540g. . Second Edition, Revised and Updated . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format).

$28.07

PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson
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PADDY'S ROAD : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson

By Keeffe, Kevin

Canberra, ACT, Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2003. 387pp., colour-art illustrated ('Roads Meeting', Rover Thomas, 1987) front endpaper. B/white illustrated sections throughout, mostly candid photographic snaps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Subject-portrait illustrated boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn along head. "While Patrick Dobson's bearded image is well known, the remarkable history of this outstanding Aboriginal leader has never been told . . . Dodson's life, woven from interviews, government archives, and family stories . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Ancestor Chart, Map, 11 chapters, Epilogue, Endnotes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good.

$17.55

BEYOND THE DREAMING: The First Wave
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BEYOND THE DREAMING: The First Wave

By Upfal, Annette

Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia: Hanuman Publishing, 1989. x + 370pp. B/White story locality map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Colonial theme illustrated, loose-plastic protected D/jacket negligibly edgeworn, else v/good. Synopsis: The setting is Parramatta, 15 miles west of Sydney, in the early years of colonial settlement, centred on Governor Macquarie's futile attempts at intergrating aborigines and traces the lives of two boys; Toby Redmond, an aboriginal boy adopted by white settlers and John Batman, struggling to overcome the stigma of his father's convict past. Weight approx. 620gms.. First Edition. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong]. Very Good +,/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.49