- Australian Indigenous Author
Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother's birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but aborigine—information that was kept a secret because of the stigma of society. This moving account is a classic of Australian literature that finally frees the tongues of the author's mother and grandmother, allowing them to tell their own stories.
The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countries. They are personal accounts that share knowledge, insight and emotion, each speaking of a deep connection to country and of feeling heartsick because of the harm that is being inflicted on country even today, through the logging of old growth forests, converting millions of acres of land to salt fields, destruction of ancient rock art and significant Aboriginal sacred sites, and a record of species extinction that is the worst in the world.
A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships. Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship. This compelling novel about the stolen generations helps teachers sensitively introduce into the classroom one of world's most confronting histories.
A great series about the real life mischief every boy gets up to! Written in simple language and full of Australian humour. Dad goes gold prospecting and entrusts Charlie with an important task—keeping an eye on his shed. A bloke's shed is sacred, so Charlie is horrified when Mum finds the shed key and puts all Dad's junk out for collection. To make matters worse, Charlie loses Mum's pet cat and Grandpa loses his favourite carpet python. Can Charlie find the pets and restock the shed before anyone finds out what happened ... and before Cyclone Betty hits town?
A great series about the real life mischief every boy gets up to! Written in simple language and full of Australian humour. Charlie has 'borrowed' three dollars from his mum to buy an icy pole, and Charlie's dad has brought home a dingo pup. So Mum isn't happy with either Dad or Charlie! To get back in her good books Charlie has to quickly find a way to recoup the three dollars and work out how to keep the pup. It's not hard to believe that trouble follows, but the ever-resourceful Charlie soon finds a plan.
A great series about the real life mischief every boy gets up to! Written in simple language and full of Australian humour. Charlie Burr is in trouble again! His magic trick went wrong and now Mum has a bald patch on her head. To make matters worse, Mum confiscated Charlie's box of magic tricks and now Charlie must find a way to put on a magic show for the school bully without any of his gear. Charlie has one week to get back in Mum's good books, or find some new tricks to perform. Will he find a way?
A collection of powerful, true stories of Aboriginal lifeThis anthology brings together 15 memoirs of growing up Aboriginal in Australia and includes works from Kim Scott, Australia’s first indigenous Miles Franklin winner; bestselling author Sally Morgan; and the critically acclaimed artist, author, and activist Bronwyn Bancroft. These true stories of adolescence are as diverse as they are moving, and offer readers insight into the pain, humor, grief, hope, and pride that makes up Indigenous experiences.**