This print-based collection makes it easy to access works by Australian First Nations authors to support embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in the curriculum. The collection contains more than 500 titles including: theoretical titles; non-fiction; as well as fiction and picture books suitable for the classroom and early learning settings.
The items in this collection have either been authored by Indigenous Australians or Indigenous Australians have contributed to the development of resource content.
The collection is located at the north end of level 1 of the Giblin Eunson Library.
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When view library catalogue records you will see a range of signposts that indicate that the material has been written or illustrated by Indigenous Australians and offers First Nations perspectives
information about creators of the work including their Country
acknowledgement within the title, e.g. Turtle Dreaming: a story from Maningrida Community / Ndjebbana people with Liz Thompson
published by Indigenous publishing house e.g. Magabala Books
Descriptive summaries: e.g. Counting our Country in Arnhem Land. This is a bilingual counting book from Jill Daniels, an Indigenous artist who lives in SE Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Jill's paintings of animals found on her country celebrate her distinctive style and playful use of colour. Children will love counting the animals from 1 to 10. Each page features the name of the animal in Ritharrngu, Jill's Aboriginal language, and in English. A guide on 'How to pronounce the Ritharrnu animal names' appears at the back of the book and encourages readers and young children to see if they can say them. Counting our Country recognises the value of developing cultural literary by introducing Indigenous language and art in the early years. It will be loved in homes and libraries throughout Australia.
Language descriptors in subject headings: eg Ritharrngu / Ridharrngu language group (N104) (NT SD53-07)
Notes: includes a guide on 'How to pronounce the Ritharrnu animal names' at the back of the book.
If more clarity is needed you can explore the shelves and examine a book to check for signposts
Magabala Books is the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Australia. It is a highly respected publishing house, which preserves and promotes Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through a variety of genres.
Further reading about Magabala Books: Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Click here to view all Magabala titles available for loan from our Library Curriculum Collections.