Books tagged: aboriginal history

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Wajemup: Place across the water where the spirits go
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
On the surface, this short story is a snapshot of an Australian family holiday. Look a little deeper and you'll find a subtle critique of a society that buries its head in the sand, ignoring a brutal history to focus on its own gain and enjoyment.
The Dying Days of Segregation in Australia: Case Study Yarrabah
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,670. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Rural
For history buffs, politics and Aboriginal affairs enthusiasts, this book is an eye-opening look at Aboriginal Affairs in Australia and in the biggest former reserve in Queensland – Yarrabah near Cairns. It is a must on the shelves of history teachers, University lecturers, students and those who like to keep themselves informed.
Tales Our Enemies Tell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,580. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the late 1800s, Jesuit missionaries working in North-Central British Columbia recorded the oral histories of the Yinka Dene people. Based on one of these histories, Tales Our Enemies Tell is the story of the aging Hadintel, chief of the village of Chinlac, who in self-defense unknowingly kills the only son of the Silquotin dennza.
Secret Women's Business
Series: Ben Hood Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,120. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The bones of Aboriginal women and their half cast white babies lie buried beneath sand in caves on Hindmarsh Island, South Australia. Hiding their shame was called “Secret Women’s Business.” Ben Hood is engaged to protect a woman and her daughter on the island. He discovers that Secret Women’s Business can also hide murder and that secret can prove very deadly.
Kismet X Numbers
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Based on true Australian history, this is an inter-generational short story of synchronicity, fate, love, struggle and in particular, one white man's experience at the hands of the 'elite' ruling class in early colonised Australia. Through the synchronicity of numbers, the story chronicles the experiences of two families, one white, one Aboriginal, from the early 1800's through to 2048.
No Road Out: Yarrabah Mission
Price: Free! Words: 25,760. Language: Australian English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Yarrabah Mission was a dumping ground for Aboriginal people—especially half-caste children and women—forced from their homes by state police, who were appointed as their protectors. From its establishment in 1892, to its takeover by the Queensland Government in 1960, Yarrabah mission was a place of no return, with no way out and absolute control exercised over every aspect of an inmate's life.
Canadian Gypsy
Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Epic Flash Fiction Free-Verse style poetry on the history of the Metis People of Canada, my birth-rite.
Soaring With Cockatoos
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,650. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The last decades of the nineteenth century. European powers are colonising the whole planet and seem unstoppable. In the British colony of Western Australia white settlers ignore the rights of the Aborigines, murder them or chase them from their land, or perhaps readmit them to work as unpaid labourers on newly created properties. This is their story...
The Feast of the Bunya
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
Ulloola Yaluma has done a bad, bad thing. Worse, everyone in the Sea Eagle clan knows about it. When the old men send him across the mountains carrying news of the great bunya feasting, Ulloola thinks he’s got off lightly. But when he begins his bride-service for his betrothed, the very beautiful and independent Baringa, things get very, very dangerous. "Very beautiful writing" ABC