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 […]

New book reveals secrets of bush medicine

November 23, 2016

For tens of thousands of years before colonisation, the Noongar people were much healthier than most Aboriginal Australians are today. A new book sheds light on some of the secrets of that healthy lifestyle and […]

Remote kids Sydney-bound for literacy day

September 7, 2016

Students from three remote schools are in Sydney to launch their new book, The Goanna Was Hungry, as part of Indigenous Literacy Day. The book, a compilation of stories, was written and illustrated by budding […]

Stranded on both sides of the colour bar

May 10, 2016

In the 1980s, the Warumpi Band had an enduring hit with ‘Blackfella, Whitefella’. It’s been covered by a new generation of indigenous musicians, but it’s a lot more than just a catchy song. Indigenous bands […]

Showcasing Indigenous writing

February 18, 2016

Desert Writing, Stories from Country, is the latest offering from University of WA Publishing, showcasing the extraordinary talents of some of our best Indigenous writers and poets. The NIT today publishes an extract from the […]

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