Western Australia

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Other Resources: Background Reading for Teachers

Penny Taylor, Telling it like it is. A guide to making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.

Available from the National Archives:

1901 and all that - A Federation Resource Kit

Between two Worlds - The Commonwealth Government and the Removal of Aboriginal Children of Part Descent in the NT

Exploring Citizenship - Teachers Resource Kit - Part A Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders.

Cole-Adams J and Gauld G Building a nation in your classroom Dellasta Publications 2000

This text has some great role plays to be used across a range of ages and ability.

Section I Western Australia - South West

  1. Green, N (1983) "The Battle of Pinjarra" in Nyungar: Past and Present (Teacher's Notes) Focus Education Services, Perth Card 31

  2. Green, N (1984) Broken Spears. Aboriginals and Europeans in the Southwest of Australia Focus Education Services, Perth pp 79-88

  3. Haebich, Anna. (1989) ch 4 "Clash in the Wheatbelt" in For Their Own Good. Aborigines & Government in Southwest of Western Australia 1900-1940. UWA Press

  4. Rintoul, S., (1993) 'Kathy Northover' The Wailing: A National Black Oral History, William Heinemann, Australia, pp. 189-193

  5. van den Berg, Rosemary (1994) No Options No Choice! The Moore River Experience Magabala Books, Broome, pp 1-6, 118-126

  6. Effects of Removing Children from their Families in Telling Our Story: A report by the Aboriginal legal service of Western Australia (Inc) on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families. July 1995. 28-65.

Section II Western Australia - Pilbara/Murchison/Goldfields

  1. Clark, Bryan (1992) Yammatji: Aboriginal Memories of the Gascoyne Hesperian Press, Victoria Park pp viii - xv; 102 - 107

  2. Edmunds Mary, (1989) ch 1 They Get Heaps: A Study of Attitudes in Roebourne Western Australia. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra

  3. McLeod, Don (1984) ch 4 The Strike How the West Was Lost Port Hedland

  4. Rintoul, S., (1993) 'Cadley Sambo' The Wailing A National Black Oral History, William Heinemann, Australia, pp. 179-181

  5. Stanton, J "Mt Margaret Missionaries and the Aftermath" ch 20 in Swain, T and Rose, B (1988) Aboriginal Australians and Christian Missions The Australian Association for the Study of Religions, SACAE

  6. Tonkinson, Myrna.(1985) ch 12 pp161-174 "Two Women of Jigalong" Fighters & Singers The lives of some Aboriginal women White, Isobel et al., (eds) Allen & Unwin, Sydney

  7. Wilson Graham, J. (1989) ch 15 "Community Work" in Pilbara Bushman Hesperian Press, Victoria Park

Section III Western Australia - Kimberley

  1. Bowden Ros & Bunbury Bill, (1990) "Paddy Roe" Being Aboriginal Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Crows Nest, NSW.

  2. Jebb, Mary Anne. (1993) Bungarun: Kimberley History Manuscript, unpublished

  3. Nailon, Brigida Sr. & Huegel F, Fr.(1990) excerpts from This is Your Place: Beagle Bay Mission 1890-1990 pp 133-146, Beagle Bay Community Inc. Broome

  4. Pedersen, H.(1995) Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance Magabala Books, Broome pp 1-9

  5. Rintoul, S., (1993) The Wailing A National Black Oral History, William Heinemann, Australia, pp. 321-325

  6. Green, N (1995) ch 2 Before the Gardia, in The Forrest River Massacre Fremantle Arts Press, Australia pp 20-32

  7. McAdam, C A Springvale Childhood in Boundary Lines, McPhee Gribble Publishers, Australia pp 3-25

  8. Scutt, J (1994) "Old Law, Karitya Ways" in Taking a Stand: Women in Politics and Society, Artemis Publishing

  9. Vincent, P "Noonkanbah" in Peterson, N and Langton, M (1983) Aborigines, Land and Land Rights Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra

  10. Yu, P (1994) "Kimberley: the need for self-government and a call for radical change in Aboriginal self-determination in Australia", in Fletcher, C (ed) Aboriginal Self-Determination in Australia AIAS, Canberra



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