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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Australian Indigenous Studies.
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To find Books, DVDs etc... held in the library, select Library Catalogue limit left of your results.

What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

Beware Wikipedia!
It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for contributions). 

Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
Be critical about everything you read

Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the wording)


Australian Indigeous Studies Books

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Promoting Aboriginal Health : The Family Wellbeing Empowerment Approach - Whiteside, Tsey, Cadet-James & McCalman
ISBN: 9783319046174
Publication Date: 2014
"Family Wellbeing [Program] was developed in 1993 by the Aboriginal Education Development Branch (AEDB) of the South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment. The program began as part of South Australia's state-wide response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody"

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Art in the Time of Colony - Khadija Carroll La
ISBN: 9781409455967
Publication Date: 2014
It is often assumed that the verbal & visual languages of Indigenous people had little influence upon the classification of scientific, legal & artistic objects in the metropolises & museums of 19th century colonial powers. However colonized locals did more than merely collect material for interested colonizers.

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Battarbee and Namatjira - Martin Edmond
ISBN: 9781922146687
Publication Date: 2014
Biography of 2 artists Rex Battarbee & Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool in Victoria, the other Aboriginal, of the Arrernte people, from the Hermannsburg Mission south of Alice Springs.

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Aboriginal Populations - Frank Trovato & Anatole Romaniuk (Eds)
ISBN: 0888646259
Publication Date: 2014
Experts from around the world review and extend the research on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the circumpolar North, mapping recent changes in their demography, health, and sociology and comparing their conditions with that of Aboriginal Peoples in other countries.

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Aboriginal Customary Law: A Source of Common Law Title to Land - Ulla Secher
ISBN: 9781849465533
Publication Date: 2014
Explains that Aboriginal customary law can be a source of common law title to land in former British colonies, whether they were acquired by settlement or by conquest or cession from another colonizing power.... The doctrine's applicability in Australia, Canada & South Africa is specifically demonstrated.

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Geoarchaeology of Aboriginal Landscapes in Semi-Arid Australia - Simon. J. Holdaway; Patricia C. Fanning
ISBN: 9780643108943
Publication Date: 2014
Provides readers with a unique understanding of the ways in which Aboriginal people interacted with their environment in the past at one particular location in western NSW. It also provides a statement showing how geoarchaeology should be conducted in a wide range of locations throughout Australia.

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Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child - Norma Tracey (Editor)
ISBN: 9781442235496
Publication Date: 2014
Approaches trauma from transgenerational perspectives that go back to the early colonization of Australia, and describes what that event has historically meant for the country s Aboriginal population and its culture. This history has continued to propagate traumatically across subsequent generations.


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Huxley Indigenous Collection

The Huxley Indigenous Collection comprises of significant Indigenous works covering a range of subject areas specific to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people.

The collections exist to provide culturally appropriate material, at an academic level, relating to Indigenous Australians (including Torres Strait Islanders) focusing on aspects of social and economic conditions, government relations, education (in particular policy and history),health, history, social life and customs.

Some library material may be confidential or sensitive for Indigenous people and therefore may require certain restrictions on access.The Library endeavours to respect cultural sensitivities in providing access to Indigenous resources, in particular alerting Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders to the presence of any images of deceased people.

All items have an Aboriginal flag either above the call number, or on the spine, and have the location in Newcat+ as Huxley-Indigenous Coll Book.

The collection is located along the wall to the right as you enter the CRMC from the main foyer area of the library. All materials are interfiled except for big books and big book kits which are shelved in a wire basket at the end of the collection (near the 999’s).


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