Relax, unwind, and open yourself to the traditional culture of Indigenous Australians with our collection of books and learning materials. Featuring books on medicinal Australian plants, bush tucker and bush foods, non-fictional books on Indigenous elders and history, Aboriginal art books, and journals.
Aboriginal Art Books
A stunning Aboriginal art book for children, “Australian Aboriginal Art: A Colouring Book for Adults & Children” contains 20 drawings and 70 designs on one sided pages from 45 of Troy Little’s 45 drawings. Each piece of artwork includes three different types of colouring in pages. One on dot art, one with the animal enlarged, and one with the animal surrounded by dot art. It's the perfect Aboriginal artwork gift!
Australian Native Plant Books
Native Australian plants have been used traditionally for tens of thousands of generations as a source of food and natural medicine. Explore our collection of books that help you to identify native Australian plants, understand the medicinal properties of native australian plants, and discover traditional Australian bush tucker. Included in this collection is 'Australian Medicinal Plants' by E.V. Lassak & T.McCarthy, a guide on the health benefits and healing properties of Australia’s natives, 'Wild Food Plants', an in-depth field guide on more than 180 plants with distribution maps, and 'Oldest Foods on Earth' by John Newton which includes a history of Australian native foods and recipes. Lastly, 'Noongar Bush Medicine' and 'Noongar Bush Tucker' by Vivienne Hansen and John Horsfall feature the multitude of plants, their nutritional density, and role in traditional medicine.
Our collection of non-fictional books includes 'Elders: Wisdom from Australia’s Indigenous Leaders' Written by Peter McConchie, this book includes a series of chapters authored by clan and tribal leaders of Australia, their wisdom, rituals, hunting and gathering methods, law and lore, spirit, the sea, ceremony, and song. 'Traditional Healers of Central Australia' by NPY Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation and contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material on the culture and practises. 'Dark Emu' and 'Young Dark Emu' by Bruce Pascoe are award-winning novels that put forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. With two versions, one suitable for children, this makes an amazing Australian gift.