Taboo wins fresh accolades for Scott

May 2, 2018

Noongar author Kim Scott has won both Book of the Year and the biennial Indigenous Writers’ Prize in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards for his third novel Taboo. Mr Scott also $40,000 in […]

Bold book reveals Indigenous war sacrifice

April 18, 2018

Single-handed and under heavy fire, Aboriginal hero of WWI William Allan Irwin rushed three separate enemy machine gun posts, capturing the munitions and crew before being severely wounded charging a fourth. The date was August […]

Exclusive extract reveals war stories

April 18, 2018

Heavily outnumbered and in jungle conditions, Aboriginal servicemen were among Australian troops who fought a guerrilla war against the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Their memories and history are part of the new book, […]

Another stellar gong for Tracker tale

April 18, 2018

Miles Franklin Award-winning author Alexis Wright has won another top literary prize for her biography of larger-than-life Aboriginal leader and entrepreneur, the late Tracker Tilmouth. Ms Wright took out the top gong in the $50,000 […]

Mundine: ‘My mates call me a media tart’

December 13, 2017

One of Indigenous Australia’s most influential political figures has revealed he doesn’t believe Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has “any real interest in Indigenous affairs”. Warren Mundine makes the claim in his new autobiography Warren Mundine: […]

Traditional languages bring Pop to life

December 13, 2017

Aboriginal primary and high school students in New South Wales have worked with custodians and linguists to bring a children’s story to life in five traditional languages that can now be studied in classrooms. My […]

Overdue for a good book to read?

November 15, 2017

From stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women around Australia to the career memoir of Australia’s first male Indigenous ballet dancer, 2017 has brought a plethora of enchanting books. Here’s just a selection of […]

Tracker’s truths tick on in tome

November 15, 2017

Two years after his death legendary Aboriginal leader and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth can still pack a punch. In the final years of his life, the charismatic figure whose importance to Australia has been compared to […]

Prize beckons Indigenous illustrators

July 12, 2017

Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publisher, Magabala Books, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a call for entries to the inaugural Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. The winner of the biennial award will receive $10,000, a mentorship […]

Mansell draws new boundaries for Aboriginal state

December 21, 2016

Central Australia could become a seventh, Aboriginal State taking in land from the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland under a plan put forward by Tasmanian lawyer and veteran activist Michael Mansell. In […]

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