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The Barrumbi Kids by
They can't take the smiles off their faces. They got away with it. No one saw them slip under the school fence in the long grass. Now they're free to wag all day.
Dale and Tomias are best mates. Tomias's ancestors have lived at Long Hole since the Dreaming. Dale's grandfather was the first white man to settle here.
This is their country.
An exciting, funny first novel from Australia about children moving between Aboriginal and white cultures.
Call Number: STF F NOR
Publication Date: 2002
My Girragundji by
The story of an Aboriginal boy whose house is invaded by a Hairyman - a spirit the old people call a Quinkin. When a little green tree frog lands on his windowsill, he knows she has been sent by the ancestors to help him face his fears
Call Number: STF F MCD
Publication Date: 1998
When Dougy's sister Gracey is picked for the state athletics championships, not everybody in their small bush town in pleased. 'Aborigines get special treatment', some of the angry white people say. The championships change everything for Gracey and trigger dramatic events in the town too: black and white relations reach explosion point. The time is ripe for the mysterious Moodagudda to seek a victim...
In the end, it's up to Dougy to save his family and to prove himself.
Call Number: F MOL
Publication Date: 1993
Freedom ride by
Robbie knows bad things happen in Walgaree. But it's nothing to do with him. That's the way the Aborigines have always been treated. But in the summer of 1965 racial tensions in the town are at boiling point, and something headed Walgaree's way will blow things apart. It's time for Robbie to take a stand. And nothing can ever be the same again. A novel based on true events.
Call Number: STF F LAW
Publication Date: 2015
Nanberry: black brother white by
It's 1789, and as the new colony in Sydney Cove is established, Surgeon John White defies convention and adopts Nanberry, an Aboriginal boy, to raise as his son. Nanberry is clever and uses his unique gifts as an interpreter to bridge the two worlds he lives in. With his white brother, Andrew, he witnesses the struggles of the colonists to keep their precarious grip on a hostile wilderness. And yet he is haunted by the memories of the Cadigal warriors who will one day come to claim him as one of their own. This true story follows the brothers as they make their way in the world - one as a sailor, serving in the Royal Navy, the other a hero of the Battle of Waterloo. No less incredible is the enduring love between the gentleman surgeon and the convict girl, saved from the death penalty, to become a great lady in her own right"
Call Number: STF F FRE
Publication Date: 2011
Gracey's come home to Cunningham on holidays. But now she's a state athletics champion and a private school student, and everything looks different... even frightening.
Part history, part mystery, Gracey is a challenging story about the past and the present, murder and compassion, and black and white identity.
Gracey is the second book in James Moloney's award winning trilogy, beginning with Dougy and ending with Angela.
Call Number: F MOL
Publication Date: 1994
Find Me a River by
Kes is facing the unthinkable. As drought and a bushfire threaten their lives and their homes and wipe out their cattle, her family will have to abandon the mountain property of her great grandparents. Kes is torn by her search for her own identity and that of her Aboriginal grandmother. If her gentle father was not a stolen child but simply unwanted, will she keep this knowledge to herself? And then there is an incredible discovery which only makes her more confused - or will it be her salvation?
Call Number: STF F BLA
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Other people's country by
Fifteen-year-old Lola lives in a quiet, rural town with her mother, her over-achieving older brother, Daniel, and her annoying but lovable younger brother, Toby. When Lola s mother receives an offer of a few months work as a store manager on a remote Aboriginal community, the family except for Daniel who stays home to finish exams fly to Wandana with a sense of anticipation and adventure. But Wandana is no holiday resort. In the red dust and blazing heat of central Australia, Lola and her family are confronted with enormous social and cultural differences, as well as a dark form of racism they have never encountered before. Misunderstanding and violence threaten to end their adventure soon after it begun. Yet from somewhere in this harsh place, hands reach out to the newcomers. Can Lola and her family grasp those hands across the cultural divide?
Call Number: STF F FOX
Publication Date: 2008
Angela and Gracey were going to be 'best friends forever' and make it into the same university as care-free first year students. But for Gracey, her Aboriginal heritage takes on a new significance. While Angela falls in love for the first time, Gracey is drawn into black politics and their friendship drifts apart. Then Angela discovers that she too has a heritage; one her family would sooner deny. The conflict of the past possesses the power to draw the friends together but it could as easily blow them apart forever.
Call Number: F MOL
Publication Date: 2009