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Deadly Unna? by
Deadly, unna?' He was always saying that. All the Nungas did, but Dumby more than any of them. Dumby Red and Blacky don't have a lot in common. Dumby's the star of the footy team, he's got a killer smile and the knack with girls, and he's a Nunga. Blacky's a gutless wonder, needs braces, never knows what to say, and he's white. But they're friends... and it could be deadly, unna? This gutsy novel, set in a small coastal town in South Australia is a rite-of-passage story about two boys confronting the depth of racism that exists all around them.
Call Number: F GWY
Publication Date: 1998
Calypso Summer by
Meet Calypso, a young Nukunu man in Rasta guise, fresh out of high school with nowhere to go. After failing to snag his dream job, Calypso starts packing shelves at a local health food shop where he feels pressured to help the owner with his out-there plan to gather native plants for natural remedies.
Call Number: F THO
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Simone Harlowe is young and clever, an Aboriginal lawyer straddling two lives and two cultures while studying at Harvard. Her family life back in Sydney is defined by the complex relationship she has with her father Tony, a prominent Aboriginal rights activist.
As Simone juggles the challenges of a modern woman's life -- career, family, friends and relationships -- her father is confronting his own uncomfortable truths as his secret double life implodes.
Can Simone accept her father for the man he is and forgive him for the man he's not?
Call Number: F BEH
Publication Date: 2009
The White girl by
Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves.
Call Number: F BIR
Publication Date: 2019
Ruby moonlight by
Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.
Call Number: F COB
Publication Date: 2012
That deadman dance by
Explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. A young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy who is clever, resourceful and eager to please, befriends the new arrivals. But slowly things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing.
Call Number: F SCO
Publication Date: 2010