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This wonderful debut collection by Kirli Saunders, a multi-talented Gunai woman, deserves wide acclaim. Her themes are country, family, Indigenous issues, identity, connection, love and loss, and the role of …

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Brontide tells the stories of Rob, Pen, Benny Boy and Jack, a mix of Aboriginal and white boys who are in conversation with narrator Sue over the course of a …

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The women and children of a family group gather to welcome a new baby to Country. The Aunties explain the steps of the traditional smoking ceremony (smoke on the baby’s …

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Kaya and her mother are in hiding. Her father is missing, feared dead following his decision to turn whistle blower. Now suffering PTSD after a traumatic event she cannot recall, …

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Alison Whittaker’s Blakwork is a collection of poetry that presents a counterview of mainstream Australian cultural discourse. A Gomeroi woman and Harvard law graduate, Whittaker has written a work pulsing …

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At first glance this is a simple board book with a bright eye-catching cover, sturdy and strong enough for little hands to hold, but The Butterfly Garden by Michael Torres …

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Emily Paull has created an interesting and well-crafted first collection. In these seventeen contemporary short stories, many of them set in Western Australia, we meet a wide range of women, …

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Antarctica is so much more than your average counting book. Each number (from one to ten) features Antarctica’s creatures in a double page spread accompanied by lyrical prose – gorgeous …

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