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RE-IMAGING AUSTRALIA
Voices of Indigenous Australians of Fillipino descent
by Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo

The stories compiled in this book are part of the national narrative of the emergence of Australia as a nation. Descendants of Manilamen in Broome and Torres Strait tell us what it is like to be both Aboriginal and Filipino, one culture enriching the other. Contributors include; Kevin Puertollano, mitch torres, James Frederick Jahan, Miquel Castillon, Elsta Foy, Sally Bin Demin, Mary Manolis, Ellen Puertollano, Evelyn Masuda, Anthony Ozies, Magdalene Ybasco, Peter Sabatino, Lillian Elarde Majid, Mary-Rose Hampson, Josie Cowley, Camilla Sabatino, Mary Bin Juda, Patrick Mau, Regina Turner, Maria Sabatino and Josephine David-Petero. Debora Ruiz Wall and Christine Choo have made an important contribution to Australian history by documenting these stories.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2016, cardcover, 160pages, B&W photos, maps, glossary, appendices, ISBN-978-0-9923241-5-5

$30.00

MAGGIE AND CHARLEY SANTO
The History of the Santo Family of Charters Towers
by William Charles Santo

This book gives a brief outline of the lives of Charley Cupid Santo, a South Sea Islander and Maggie Tonton a Gudjal woman from north Queensland and their family. The journey of Charley and how he with his father and perhaps other family members, the adversity they've faced throughout their endless working life. Therefore, there are many gaps in the known history of Maggie and Charley and their descendants. This book has attempted to fill in some of the gaps of their story, with dates, names and places but there are still many aspects of their history that we do not know. In spite of this my great-grandparents whose lives cannot be understood or comprehended until you understand their past and the political surroundings they were born, lived and died in

Keeaira Press, first edition 2016, cardcover, 64pages, B&W illustrations, map, ISBN-978-0-9923241-4-8

$25.00

UP CLOSE
Juno Gemes, Michael Aird and Jo-Anne Driessens

This exhibtion catalogue brings together three significant photogrpahers, Juie Gemes, Michael Aird and Jo-Anne Driessens. Three generations of photographers who have produced imagery that is intimate, powerful and poignant strikingly beautiful, capturing and communicating important, people and stories.

Juno Gemes is one of Australia's most renowned contemporary photographers. For over 40 years, she has advocated for justice, recognition and respect for Aboriginal Australians through her photographic documentation of historic moments from the 1970s to now. Michael Aird is interested in the everyday lived experiences of people. His photographic portrait series, Everybody is Important, demonstrates that everyone's story is of equal value - and importantly seeks to counteract mainstream media's negative depictions of Aboriginal people. Jo-Anne Driessens studied photography including darkroom processes through a four-year cadetship at te State Library of Queensland. Jo-Anne was adopted into a non-Indigenous family, and through her photographic practice, she documents her search and connections with her Aboriginal family.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2015, cardcover, 32pages, B&W and colour photos, ISBN-978-0-9581169-0-9

$20.00

PANDORA'S BOX
The Council For Aboriginal Affairs 1967-1976
by Barrie Dexter and edited by Gary Foley and Edwina Howell

Today, little is known about the history of the development of Aboriginal Affairs. Pandora's Box, as the title suggests, blows this history open with an insider's account of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs. Established as the Federal Government's response to the overwhelming success of the 1967 Constitutional Referendum, the Council for Aboriginal Affairs was the Holt Government's attempt to address the dire effects of colonisation on Aboriginal people. The Council, made up of Executive members H.C. "Nugget" Coombs, Professor W.E.H. Stanner and the author, Barrie Dexter, was in operation from the period of Prime Minister Harold Holt until it was eventually disbanded under the Fraser Government, yet it was in the Whitlam period that it created its greatest legacy. Pandora's Box tells the story of this legacy, the battle by the Council for Aboriginal Affairs to create a more just society for all Australians. It is a must read for any academic, policy maker or advisor in the field of Aboriginal affairs, and for that matter, for all advocates of justice and truth in Australia today.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2015, cardcover, 528pages, B&W illustrations, map, index, ISBN-978-0-992341-1-7

$150.00

TOMITARO FUJII
Pearl Diver of the Torres Strait
by Linda Miley

This is the 2016 Japanese edition of the book first published by Keeaira Press in 2013.

Prior to the World Warr II, thousands of Japanese were employed in the pearl-shell industry in the Torres Strait. Tomitaro Fujii left his village in Japan in 1925 at the age of 19 to work as a cook on a pearling lugger. With hard work and determination Tomitaro was promoted to skipper of a lugger and was well known in the Torres Strait pearl-shell industry for his skill as a diver especially in the Darnley Deep. Tomitaro married Josephine Chin Soon of Islander and Chinese descent and lived on Thursday Island until his internment during World War II when all Japanese in Australia were sent to war camps. He was one of the few Japanese nationals permitted to remain in Australia after World War II. Tomitaro returned to Thursday Island with his young family and spent the rest of his life there and he played an important role in promoting Japanese and Australian relations.

“It’s for you, Dad – hurry, it’s the embassy.” Tomi-san looked at his eldest daughter, his face an unspoken question. Tamayo shook her head and handed her father the phone. Tomi-san stretched his ageing body upright in a habit of respect from years gone by. He was dressed in his usual outfit, his shirt unbuttoned and cotton shorts hanging loose. Around his neck hung a small pearl-shell cross on a silver chain. “Hai, hai, hai,” he said. Tomi-san was practically standing at attention. Tamayo and Josie loitered nearby, anxious to hear the news. Tomi-san hung up the phone and turned to his family. He said in his usual no-fuss manner, “I’m going to Japan – to get a medal from the Emperor”.

Japanese edition 2016, cardcover, 126 pages, B&W photos and maps, ISBN-978-4-7887-1456-4

$40.00

TOMITARO FUJII
Pearl Diver of the Torres Strait
by Linda Miley

Prior to the World Warr II, thousands of Japanese were employed in the pearl-shell industry in the Torres Strait. Tomitaro Fujii left his village in Japan in 1925 at the age of 19 to work as a cook on a pearling lugger. With hard work and determination Tomitaro was promoted to skipper of a lugger and was well known in the Torres Strait pearl-shell industry for his skill as a diver especially in the Darnley Deep. Tomitaro married Josephine Chin Soon of Islander and Chinese descent and lived on Thursday Island until his internment during World War II when all Japanese in Australia were sent to war camps. He was one of the few Japanese nationals permitted to remain in Australia after World War II. Tomitaro returned to Thursday Island with his young family and spent the rest of his life there and he played an important role in promoting Japanese and Australian relations.

“It’s for you, Dad – hurry, it’s the embassy.” Tomi-san looked at his eldest daughter, his face an unspoken question. Tamayo shook her head and handed her father the phone. Tomi-san stretched his ageing body upright in a habit of respect from years gone by. He was dressed in his usual outfit, his shirt unbuttoned and cotton shorts hanging loose. Around his neck hung a small pearl-shell cross on a silver chain. “Hai, hai, hai,” he said. Tomi-san was practically standing at attention. Tamayo and Josie loitered nearby, anxious to hear the news. Tomi-san hung up the phone and turned to his family. He said in his usual no-fuss manner, “I’m going to Japan – to get a medal from the Emperor”.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2013, cardcover, 80 pages, B&W photos and maps, ISBN-978-0-9923241-0-0

$30.00

OBJECT OF THE STORY
Reflections on Place
by Michael Aird and Mandana Mapar

This exhibtion catalogue presents a selection of personal recollections of members of the Aboriginal community of the Ballina region. These stories are reflections on place through a variety of objects and embrace both historic and contemporary perspectives on Aboriginal experience and relationships. Illustrated with phototgrpahs taken by the authors and a selection of historic images.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2013, cardcover, 32 pages, colour illustrations, ISBN-978-0-980-5942-9-4

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MOOK MOOK GOES FISHING
by Marie Kemp and illustralions by Jack Kemp

Mook Mook Goes Fishing is the first publication in the series of stories about the adventures of a young Aboriginal boy named Mook Mook and his little hairy friend, Junjadee. This book tells the story of a young Ghungalu boy and his fathers fishing adventure to the waterhole. On their journey Mook Mook comes across an old black kangaroo, digs for worms, collects witchetty grubs, collects native honey and meets a little hairy and very hungry junjadee. These books are the work of author Marie Kemp and illustrator Jack Kemp. Known to her family as Aunty Meen, Marie is a senior Ghungalu woman, a poet, teacher, social worker and author. Her nephew, Jack, is a father and family man with a natural born talent to draw.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2012, cardcover, 32 pages, colour illustrations, ISBN-978-0-9805942-7-0

$20.00

MOOK MOOK AND THE PEE WEE
by Marie Kemp and illustralions by Jack Kemp

Mook Mook and the Pee Wee is the second book in this series. It is a story of two young hunters, Mook Mook a young Ghungalu boy and his friend a little hairy junjadee and their search for a bird in the bush. The story tells how the hunters who become lost and a little scared are helped by an old black kangaroo named Woora. These beautiful children's books provides an opportunity to learn several words from the Ghungalu Aboriginal language of central Queensland.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2012, cardcover, 24 pages, colour illustrations, ISBN-978-0-9805942-6-3

$20.00

IRRITITJA - THE PAST
Antikirrinya History From Ingomar Station And Beyond
by Ingkama Bobby Brown and Petter Attila Naessan

Antikirrinya elder Ingkama Bobby Brown was born on Ingomar Station south of Coober Pedy in South Australia about 1940, the son of an Arrernte stock worker and Antikiirinya mother. Bobby was taught traditional culture amd language by members of his family as he grew up. Apart from station work Bobby has taught across several schools in South Australia, worked with the late ethnomusicologist Cath Ellis at the University of Adelaide, and has interpreted for the Magistrate's Court of South Australia. For many years he has worked with Dr Petter Naessan, a linguist from Norway, who is now a Research Associate in Linguistics at the University of Adelaide. Together Bobby and Petter have developed a simplified process of writing Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara language. As well as Aboriginal language this book covers aspects of the eco-history and Antikirrinya oral history of Ingkama (Ingomar Station) and surrounding areas of South Australia. The initial idea for this book came from Bobby, who wanted to make sure that tjamula kamila arangka, 'the ways of the grandparents', could be documented for future generations.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2012, cardcover, 64pages, colour photos and illustrations, ISBN-978-0-9805942-5-6

$25.00

MY LIFE
An Aboriginal Elder Remembers 80 Years
by Kathleen Lena

Kathleen Lena was born at Cleveland on Moreton Bay and grew up in the Beaudesert district, then later married and settled in the Tweed district of northern New South Wales. This book is full of stories and photographs of the people that have been an important part of her life. Kathleen was motivated to do this book as she celebrated her 80th birthday and is proud to be able to share the story of her life with others.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2012, cardcover, 64pages, B&W photos, ISBN-978-0-9805942-1-8

$25.00

HEALTH QUALITY IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
A Culturally Secure Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
by Christine Ryan

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services have been at the forefront of delivering good-quality, comprehensive, primary health care for over 40 years. The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, has developed this book as a framework that articulates the intent and vision for the delivery of culturally appropriate health care. It reinforces that health care is everybody's business and identifies the various roles and responsibilities inherent in the delivery of safe, quality health care within community controlled health services.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2010, card cover, 64 pages, B&W photos

ISBN-978-0-9805942-2-5

$25.00

TALKING TAPA
Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland
curated by Joan G. Winter

This comprehensive catalogue offers an opportunity to view traditional and contemporary Pasifika art and to learn more about Australia’s Pacific neighbours and of the increasing number of Pacific Islander people coming to live in Queensland. This book highlights the diversity of Pacific Islander cultural practice through tapa cloth. Tapa is often made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree. It has various qualities and uses such as the referencing of plant and animal motifs, clan and family patterning and contemporary events. Works from Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna, and the Cook Islands have been sourced from community members, private collectors and public institutions.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2009, cardcover, 88pages, fully illustrated in colour, map, ISBN-978-0-9803233-9-9

$25.00

BURY ME AT TARTULLA HILL
by Hope Ebsworth

Hope Ebsworth has been visiting and walking his traditonal country, the Chanel Country around Cooper Creek, since his childhood. In this book he talks about growing up between Tibooburra, Wanaaring and Bourke and the time he spent with his many relatives and important old Aboriginal people including his father Cecil Ebsworth, who was well known as an elder of the Wangkamurra people. Hope talks of the beauty of his traditional country in south-west Queensland and the border regions of South Australia and New South Wales and the struggle to protect it from mining interests.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2009, card cover, 64 pages, colour and B&W photos, map

ISBN-978-0-9803233-7-5

$25.00

YERRABILELA JIMBELUNG
Poems About Friends and Family
by Lionel Fogarty with Yvette Walker and Kargun Fogarty

Lionel Fogarty is a leading spokesman for Indigenous rights in Australia through a poetry of linguistic uniqueqness and overwelming passion. In resisting the colonising force of English, he has reterritorialised the language of the invaders and made of it a language that speaks for his people. As well as a selection of his recent poems, Lionel introduces works by two young poets, Yvette Walker and his son Kargun Fogarty.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2008, cardcover, 64pages, ISBN-978-0-9803233-6-8

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MUNYOURBARN
Look and Learn An Aboriginal Elder's Stories
by Vi McDermott, illustrations by Leah King-Smith

In this book Vi McDermott tells of some of the many stories of her years spent in the bush camps and rural towns of Queensland. This selection of six short stories have been written for children and includes a glossary of Aboriginal language words featured throughout. Fully illustrated by Leah King-Smith.

Keaira Press, first edition 2007, hardcase cover, 32 pages, fully illustrated in colour, glossary

ISBN-978-0-9803233-3-7

$30.00

GATHERINGS II
Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art From Queensland Australia
compiled by Marion Demozay

The companion book to the Gatherings art catalogue that was published in 2001. This is yet another comprehensive book featuring over 100 practising Indigenous artists from Queensland. A must have for anybody interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2006, cardcover, 224 pages, fully illustrated with over 250 colour photographs on quality art paper ISBN-0-9752460-5-4

$30.00

THE ART OF POLITICS/THE POLITICS OF ART
The Place of Indigenous Contemporary Art
edited by Fiona Foley

In October 2005 the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas hosted The Art of Politics/The Politics of Art conference in Brisbane. An impressive array of local and international Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, art administrators and practicing artists were gathered together to discuss Indigenous art in mainstream Australia and in international arts practice. This book features contributions from Fiona Foley, Regina Ganter, Subba Gosh, Anna Haebich, Dillon Kombumerri, Ole Maiava, Louise Martin-Chew, Michael Mel, Djon Mundine Fiona Nicoll, Aaron Seeto, Franca Tamisari and Kelvin Yazzie.

Keeaira Press, first edition, 2006, cardcover, 84 pages, poems, colour and B&W photos ISBN 0-9752460-4-6

$25.00

TROLLING FOR SHARKS
Adventures of a Teacher in a Remote Aboriginal Community
by Trev Brown

This collection of short stories tell of Trev Brown's time as a teacher at the Angurugu School on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Being a manual arts teacher Trev put his practical skills to good use. Even if you are not interested in things mechanical it is impossible to put the book down until you find out what happens to the outboard engine that he finds at the bottom of a river and struggles to get going. He tells of rebuilding boats and cars, modifications to his house, rivets falling from airplanes, Friday nights at the Bartalumba Bay Fishermen's Club and water-skiing in shark and crocodile-infested waters. Even the time he spent in the classroom had its share of excitement. Like the time an upset student arrived at school with his father's spears and a few ended up through the school doors. Another time parents had to scare off crocodiles and sharks from the nearby river so a swimming carnival could be held, as the residents of the nearby mining town did not want Aborigines using the local swimming pool. Trevs skillful writing keeps the reader amused as you discover how exciting a schoolteacher's life can be.

Keeaira Press, first edition, 2005, cardcover, 80 pages, ISBN 0-9752460-3-8

$20.00

YUGAMBEH TALGA
Music Traditions of the Yugambeh People
by Ysola Best, Candace Kruger and Patricia O'Connor

For the first time the music of the Yugambeh language region has been gathered in one place. This book opens a window on the musical traditions of the Aboriginal people of the region that extends from the Logan River in south-east Queensland to the Tweed River on the border with New South Wales. The real authors of this book are the many people listed in the acknowledgments and end notes. They were the ones who first recorded their experiences and events or shared their personal recollections.

Keeaira Press, first edition, 2005, card cover, 64 pages, photos, drawings & map, ISBN 0-9581169-1-1

$20.00


LAW, LORE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
by Jim South

In this book Jim South talks of the teachings of the old Aboriginal people that have been a guiding factor in his life. There was a time when Jim went off the rails, a time when alcohol was ruining his life. He talks of how it was the presence of the old people that got him on the straight and narrow again. Most importantly Jim talks about the traditional Ungari country of his ancestors in south-west Queensland. He talks of how his mother was removed from her traditional country as a child, separated from her family and sent to a government mission. But Jim considers his family luckier than many others as his mother managed to find her mother and after many years was reunited with her brothers and sisters. Jim is fortunate that he has grown up knowing his people and has been able to return to the traditional country of his ancestors.

Keeaira Press, first edition, 2004, cardcover, 64 pages, photos & map, ISBN 0-9752460-1-1
$20.00

MINYUNG WOOLAH BINNUNG
What Saying Says
Poems and Drawings by Lionel Fogarty

Murri poet Lionel Fogarty is one of the most challenging Indigenous writers - one of the most "unassimilated" to Western standards in both style and content. For the first time readers see his voice expressed not only through writing, but through his art as well. Lionel's drawings are unique in their infusion of 20th century avant-garde elements and Indigenous Australian symbolism, producing spirit figures of a futuristic Dreaming that compliment the poet's call for a powerful and Independent Indigenous identity. This is Lionel seventh book of poetry. He has traveled the world and performed his poems in places as diverse as Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy, Columbia, New York, South Dakota, East Timor and Malaysia, and has had poems published in several languages including Spanish, French, German and Dutch.
Keeaira Press, first edition, 2004, cardcover, 64 pages, drawings
ISBN 0-9581169-4-6

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AWABAKAL WORD FINDER
and Dreaming Stories Companion
edited by John Maynard

There is no more important aspect of Aboriginal culture than the language itself. It is indeed the valid key that unlocks the door to understanding the rich cosmology of Aboriginality. Language is all encompassing of Aboriginal culture, identity and relationship to land and environment. All Aboriginal groups are bound through their own unique complex and rich cultural tapestry, which combines land, language, people, totem and kinship's to their sacred Dreaming. This book is a result of a local Aboriginal community initiative to make available the Awabakal language for study and enjoyment. As a result a valuable Aboriginal language resource has been developed for the Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter River region of New South Wales.
Keeaira Press, first edition, 2004, cardcover, 64 pages
ISBN 0-9581169-8-9

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YEAR 2003 COOMERA STATE SCHOOL MAGAZINE
compiled by Kim Kennauagh and Melinda Scott

Although this book is specific to one school it serves as a good example of how a high quality yearbook can be produced by students and teachers working with a professional designer. Highly recommended to any school looking for ideas on how to produce a school magazine or yearbook.

Keeaira Press, first edition 2003, cardcover, 64 pages, B&W and colour photos, illustrations
ISBN-0-9581169-2-X

$10.00

 

SONGLINES
Emerging Queensland Indigenous Artists

Songlines brings together the diverse practices of emerging and established contemporary Indigenous artists from across Queensland. The book features Clinton Nain, Jenny Fraser, Dita Brook, Tony Albert, Kathryn Farrell, Vanessa Fisher, Yvonne Anderson, Lisa Michl, Andrea Fisher, Walter Lui, Dennis Nona, Walter Waia, Arthur Pambegan, Rick Roser, Deb Pirard, Wilma Walker and the Woomera Aboriginal Corporation from Mornington Island.
Keeaira Press, 2003 cardcover, 32 pages, colour photos,
ISBN 0 9581169 6 2

$20.00

INFINITE VISION
Paintings by Genevieve de Couvreur

Essay and catalogue of the work of Genevieve de Couvreur. The deep reds, oranges and purples are completely immersive, drawing the viewer deep within the work to a contemplative space heightened by the colour's intensity. Her work wrings every drop of light energy it can from the rainbow.
Keeaira Press, 2003 cardcover, 32 pages, fully illustrated with colour photos, ISBN 0 9581169 7 0

$20.00

PLACES & THINGS
Anthony Lister

This art catalogue features the work of Brisbane artist Anthony Lister. He identifies mainly with city street life, and at 23 he had recently returned from a residency in New York, before putting together this book and a 2003 solo exhibition. His work is now highly regarded in New York, and he has held numerous succesfull exhibitions. Anthony currently divides his time between New York and Brisbane.
2003 cardcover, 32 pages, fully illustrated with colour photos,
ISBN 0 9581169 5 4

$20.00

STEP BY STEP WE CONQUER
The Story of Queensland's Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
by Vicki Epstein

This is the remarkable story of a small Queensland sports club with big ideas that helped to shape the sport and recreation movement for people with disabilities in Australia. The book traces the origins of the sporting wheelies and Disabled Association, including Queensland's first wheelchair sportsmen and women in the early 1960's.
Step by Step we Conquer highlights the Association's role in improving the lives of thousands of people with physical disabilities and vision impairment, both on and off the sporting field. It includes profiles of outstanding Queensland Paralympians and emerging sports stars, staff and volunteers. It also features comprehensive Queensland paralympic and state team records from 1960 to the present day.
Keeaira Press, 2002, cardcover 114 pages fully illustrated in B&W and colour with over 140 photos, index, bibliography. ISBN 0 9585291 9 1

$30.00

NATIVE TITLE BUSINESS
Contemporary Indigenous Art
edited by Joan G Winter

Catalogue for a national traveling exhibition with essays and works relating to native title. Includes many short essays by the artists themselves, interpreting the works or giving an insight into their local history and land rights issues. Many of the art works deal with the theme of country and home, some are narrative works that celebrate and remember lifestyles. The book includes art from all Australian states and the Northern Territory. The work include installations, ceramics, works on paper and canvas, mixed media and prints.

Keeaira Press, first published 2002, cardcover 102 pages, curriculum vitae of the artists, fully illustrated with 57 colour plates of works by the artists, printed on coated art paper, (limited stock) ISBN 0 9585291 6 7

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A PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT
Reconciliation in Queensland
by Charmaine Foley and Ian Watson

A fascinating story of how the heartfelt wish of a few people for greater understanding between Indigenous and other Australians. It is an account of how the movement spread throughout Queensland to become a powerful community-driven force that forever imprinted the word 'Reconciliation' into the Australian psyche. Ian Watson was winner of the 2001 Queenalnd Media Award for best coverage of multiculturalism and Charmaine Foley was the Queensland Coordinator of the Australians for Reconciliation project from 1996-2000.
Keeaira Press, 2001, cardcover 144 pages, fully illustrated in B&W and colour, printed on coated art paper. ISBN 0 9585291 5 9

$25.00

GATHERINGS
Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art From Queensland Australia
compiled by Marion Demozay

A comprehensive book of contemporary Queensland Indigenous art, featuring the work of over 100 practicing artists, some have reputations internationally, others are emerging artists. This book has become the definitive reference for contemporary Queensland Indigenous art. It is recommended for collectors, researchers, academics or anyone with an interest in Aboriginal art.

Keeaira Press, first edition 200l, cardcover, 224 pages, fully illustrated with over 200 colour photographs on quality art paper ISBN-0-9585291-4-0

$29.95

BRISBANE BLACKS
by Michael Aird

A book Featuring more than 50 first-hand interviews with 200 photos of the Brisbane Aboriginal Community. Brisbane Blacks is a unique insight into the lives of Aboriginal people through stories that may otherwise have remained untold. In this book over 50 Aborigines tell history in their own words, backed by the authors narrative and a wealth of photos from archives, newspapers, family albums and the author's private collection. The photos are reproduced on fine art paper with a large page size. The memories shared by these people range from light-hearted to deeply moving, and combine to portray a proud, vibrant picture of life in Brisbane.
Keeaira Press, 2001, hardcase cover, 146 pages, over 200 photos in BW and colour, large format.
ISBN 0 9585291 3 2

$29.95

WAJEHLA DUBAY-WOMAN SPEAKING
Aboriginal Women's Essays, Stories and Poems
by Josephine Appo, Selena Bekue, Mandy Brown, Marny Chisolm, Diedrie Currie, Juanita Harris, Jill Parsons and Joyce Summers

Wajehla Dubay is a powerful and revealing collection of stories wrtitten by Aboriginal woman. The words and images in this book convey much more than the individual writing of the woman who have contributed stories ,poems, drawings. To read Wajehla Dubay is to discover what it is to be an Aboriginal woman - her past, her present and her hope for the future.

Keeaira Press, 1997, cardcover, 48 pages, printed on coated art paper, illustrations
ISBN 0-646-34104-9

NOT AVAILABLE

I KNOW A FEW WORDS
Talking About Aboriginal Languages
by Michael Aird

A book conceived by a group of Queensland Aborigines wanting to pass on some of their knowledge of traditional languages. This book is recommended for schools and anyone interested in Aboriginal people and their languages.

Keeaira Press, 1996, cardcover, 44 pages, printed on coated art paper, 20 plates.
(limited stock) ISBN 0 646 269194

NOT AVAILABLE

 

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