After renewed national and international attention and momentum following the tragic murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has made many of us who call Australia home reflect on ourselves and Australia’s history of racial violence stemming from colonisation.
Because of this, many people have been seeking resources to learn more about history, First Nations culture and racial justice. Below is a list of some resources available to University of Sydney Library users written by First Nations authors. These resources were chosen because they relate to history, truth telling, First Nations self-representation and academia and may spark thoughts and considerations about your studies and research. This is not an exhaustive list but could be a good starting point. For an international perspective, check out this reading list.
- The White possessive : property, power, and indigenous sovereignty by Aileen Moreton-Robinson
- Disciplining the savages, savaging the disciplines by Martin Nakata
- Finding Eliza : power and colonial storytelling by Larissa Behrendt
- Dark Emu: black seeds agriculture or accident by Bruce Pascoe
- The Politics of Identity: who counts as Aboriginal today by Bronwyn Carlson
- Schaap, A., Foley, G., & Howell, E. (2013). The aboriginal tent embassy : sovereignty, black power, land rights and the state . Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
- Poll, M. (2015). Written in stone: Understand Aboriginal stone tools. Teaching History, 49(3), 26–30.
- Whittaker, A. (2017). White law, blak arbiters, grey legal subjects: Deep colonisation’s role and impact in defining aboriginality at law. AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LAW REVIEW, 20(2017), 4–47.
- Araluen Corr, E. (2018). Silence and resistance: Aboriginal women working within and against the archive. Continuum: Shifting The Terms of Debate: Speaking, Writing and Listening Beyond Free Speech Debates, 32(4), 487–502. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2018.1480459
- Kwaymullina, A. (2016). Research, Ethics and Indigenous Peoples: An Australian Indigenous perspective on three threshold considerations for respectful engagement. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 12(4), 437–449. https://doi.org/10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.4.8
- Watson, I. (2014). Re-Centring First Nations Knowledge and Places in a Terra Nullius Space. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 10(5), 508–520. https://doi.org/10.1177/117718011401000506