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First Nations: Library Collection

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This page contains a selection of resources; it's not an exhaustive list. Please speak to Library staff if you are looking for additional resources by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators or looking for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics. We welcome suggestions for new resources - 

Koori Mail

Image of Koori Mail newspaper header

You can read print copies of the Koori Mail newspaper in the First Nations Office. 

Published fortnightly, the Koori Mail reports of issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, providing a voice that is missing from mainstream media. 

Back issues of the Koori Mail are digitised and made available by AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) at this website

From the Biography Collection

Experiences and Recollections from First Nations Peoples

First Nations Drama

First Nations Poetry

"Our way is old, older than the red earth, older than flickering stars. Our way is respect." 
A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves.

Marcia Langton - Welcome to Country books

First Nations Novels

Blak in Books Podcast

Blak in Books - link to podcast about First Nations voices in literature

First Nations Country, Knowledge and Culture

ClickView Video Resources

ClickView video library


ClickView is a rich repository of documentaries, news clips, current affair segments, feature films and TV series celebrating Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture and discussing areas of interest. Below are links to some relevant playlists, but you can also search ClickView for specific items. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Library and we will try to source something for you. 

First Languages & Creation Stories

First Nations Food

Book Series: The First Knowledges

Published by Thames and Hudson, "The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future... [It] brings together two very different ways of understanding the natural world: one ancient, the other modern. Each book is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and editors."