Aboriginal Chapter

The true and tragic story of what became of the Aboriginal tribes off the west coast of Tasmania, and of Mathinna, the daughter of the last of their kings.

We of the Never Never –  Jeannie Gunn
Jeannie Gunn lived in the outback early last century. She vividly records her life there and aboriginal tribal life. This is written more at an older level.

A Little Black Princess – Jeannie Gunn

Very detailed information on tribal life and customs. Suitable for younger children. Really enjoyed this book.

Nanbaree – Isobel

Children’s book, told in blank verse, about a six year old Aboriginal boy who was adopted by Surgeon White of the First Fleet and acted as interpreter for Governor Philip. Profusely illustrated with pictures from the Watling Collection. Thomas Watling was assigned to illustrate White’s collection of plants and animals, and also drew several portraits of Nanbaree, with whom he lived in the same house.

Booran- M J Unwin
A Tale of early Australia, set around Aboriginal life.

Malanbarra –  Romayne Weare 

In the rugged country of North Queensland Rosa and Cally are on the run from police who want to take them from their mother.

Content Concern:

Rape is mentioned.

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