First Nations voices in Flinders Library

Flinders Library are committed to supporting the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan. One of the ways we are doing this is by making sure First Nations voices are represented and amplified in our collections. We have purchased an extensive range of books authored by or developed in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and will continue to add to this collection. This includes both eBooks and physical books that are available to our students and all staff (both professional and academic) for academic and personal use.

We’ve picked out some Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Children’s book suggestions below. 
You can search our collection to look for a specific book or author, and if you think there’s something we’re missing, please submit a suggestion via Library Item Purchase in Service One.


1. Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss, 2. Throat by Ellen van Neerven, 3. Brontide by Sue McPherson, 4. Love Poems and Death Threats by Samuel Wagan Watson, 5. Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss, 6. Where the Fruit Falls by Karen Wyld, 7. Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki, 8. Kindred by Kirli Saunders, 9. Living on Stolen Land by Ambelin Kwaymullina, 10. Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson.


1. The Boy from Birdum by Bill Dempsey with Steve Hawke, 2. Daughter of the River Country by Dianne O’Brien, 3. Treaty and Statehood: Aboriginal Self-Determination by Michael Mansell, 4. How to Make a Basket by Jazz Money, 5. Yornadaiyn Woolagoodja by Yornadaiyn Woolagoodja, 6. Moort: A celebration of a Traditional and Contemporary Aboriginal Family System by Francesca Robertson, Noel Nannup, David Coall, Dan McAullay & Alison Nannup, 7. Debesa: The Story of Frank and Katie Rodriguez by Cindy Solonec, 8. God, the Devil and Me by Alf Taylor, 9. Unmasking the Racial Contract by Debbie Bargallie, 10. Treaty Making 250 Years On by Harry Hobbs, Alison Whittaker & Lindon Coombes

Children’s Books

1. Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise, 2. Where is Galah? by Sally Morgan, 3. Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Storylines by Jasmine Seymour, 4. Albert Namatjira by Vincent Namatjira, 5. My People by Eddie Betts, 6. Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe, 7. My Story: Ngaginybe Jarragbe by Shirley Purdie, 8. Story Doctors by Boori Monty Pryor, 9. Deadly Sisters of Worawa by Anita Heiss, 10. My Kind by Eddie Betts.

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