Indigenous Aboriginal texts and links


I need a bouquet of words today

to bind my heart

in interplay

To strengthen my will

to grind to grist

to lighten the dark

and the shrouded mist

to remove the mask

unclench the fist

To better the world

For tomorrow. Jack Davies

It is recommended that when you study Aboriginal texts that you do so in conjunction with a range of multicultural texts. Focus on concepts such as:
  • Narrative Voice
  • Cultural perspectives
  • Imagery
  • Contextualisation
  • Representation
  • Perception

Warumpi Band Archie Roach

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Recommended Texts
My Girragundji - Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor
Jane Harrison - Stolen
Riding the Black Cockatoo - Jack Danalis

Poetry: Archie Roach, Ruby Langford, Jack Davies, Oodjeroo Noonuccal - Link to poems

Jack Gilbert - Living Black
Roberta Sykes - Snake Dancing
Jack Davies - Honey Spot
Scott Rankin - Namatjira

Films: Australian Rules, Beneath Clouds, Yolngu Boy, After Mabo, Bran Nue Dae, Kanyini, Jedda, Rabbit Proof Fence

Songs: Christine Anu, Yothu Yindi, Warumpi Band, Archie Roach, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Ruby Hunter, Kev Carmody, Jessica Mauboy