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The Traditional Owners of this land are those who identify as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

ANTAR pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging through our dedicated advocacy for First Nations Peoples’ justice and rights.

ANTAR acknowledges the responsibility of committing to a truth-telling process that promotes an honest and respectful path forward for future generations to build upon.

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Young Dark Emu

The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book.

Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived — a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu — A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.

Author: Bruce Pascoe

Pages: 80

Published: 10+

Sorry Day

In a time ‘long ago and not so long ago’ children were taken from their parents, their ‘sorrow echoing across the land’.

Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said ‘Sorry’ to the generation of children who were taken from their homes.

Author: Coral Vass, Dub Leffler (Illustrator)

Pages: 34

Published: 5-10

Somebody’s Land

For thousands and thousands of years, Aboriginal people lived in the land we call Australia.

The land was where people built their homes, played in the sun, and sat together to tell stories.When the white people came, they called the land Terra Nullius. They said it was nobody’s land. But it was somebody’s land.Somebody’s Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.

Author: Adam Goodes

Pages: 24

Published: 4+

Sharing

When we share, there is plenty for all.

A tender, thoughtful story with a gentle reminder of all the ways sharing makes us stronger.

Author: Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Leanne Mulgo Watson (Illustrator)

Pages: 32

Published: 3+

Respect

A tender, thoughtful story reminding us to respect others and respect ourselves.

Part of the Our Place series which welcomes children to culture.

Author: Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Lisa Kennedy (Illustrator)

Pages: 32

Published: 3-6

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Adapted from Briggs’ celebrated song ‘The Children Came Back’, Our Home, Our Heartbeat is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous culture on earth.

Author: Adam Briggs, Kate Moon (Illustrator), Rachael Sarra (Illustrator)

Pages: 24

Published: 3+

My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe

My mother shows me how to get bushtucker and she shows me how to paint. Now I’m a famous artist. My paintings are all over the world hanging in important places. Happy times.

Told in English and Gija, this is the story of Shirley Purdie, famous Gija artist, as told through her paintings, as part of the Ngaalim-Ngalimboorro Ngagenybe exhibition created for the 2018 National Portrait Gallery exhibition So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history.

Author: Shirley Purdie

Pages: 32

Published: 0-9

Heroes, Rebels and Innovators

Be inspired and amazed by these incredible First Nations icons!

Powerful and exciting: here are seven inspiring stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history. Each colourful spread in this illustrated book tells a compelling story.

Author: Karen Wyld, Jaelyn Biumaiwai (Illustrator)

Pages: 32

Published:

Freedom Day: Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-Off

When many voices are joined together, with courage, change can happen.

In 1966, more than two hundred courageous First Nations people walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory. Led by Vincent Lingiari, these stockmen and their families were walking together to fight for equal pay and land rights.

Author: Thomas Mayor, Rosie Smiler, Samantha Campbell (Illustrator)

Pages: 48

Published: 5+

Finding Our Heart

Can you help us find the heart of the nation?

’When we all came together at Uluru, we invited all Australian people to accept our voice and culture as a gift.’ A book about understanding Australia’s past, so we can have a shared future.

Author: Thomas Mayor, Blak Douglas (Illustrator)

Pages: 40

Published: 5-10

Counting our Country

Counting our Country is a bilingual counting book from Jill Daniels, an Indigenous artist who lives in SE Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Jill’s paintings of animals found on her country celebrate her distinctive style and playful use of colour. Children will love counting the animals from 1 to 10 as they turn the pages.

Author: Jill Daniels

Pages: 11

Published: 0-3

Ceremony

A joyful celebration of family and culture, the Welcome to Our Country series introduces First Nations history to children.

Joyful and full of fun, Ceremony invites you to celebrate the rich traditions of dance, family, community and caring for Country from the world’s oldest continuous culture.

Author: Ellie Laing, Adam Goodes, David Hardy (Illustrator)

Pages: 24

Published: 4+

Welcome To Country (Second Edition)

Welcome to Country (2nd edition) is the essential follow-up to Australia’s landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia by Marcia Langton.

Australia is home to the longest continuing culture on Earth, and Welcome to Country 2nd edition highlights myriad ways to engage and deepen our knowledge and appreciation of the First peoples through travel. Everything from arts centres to tours is covered in this guide, and there are also fascinating insights into Indigenous cultures and histories, as well as etiquette for visitors.

Author: Marcia Langton

Pages: 536

Published: 2021 (2nd Ed)

Welcome to Country (First Edition)

Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia’s first peoples. And while the First Nations tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available.

Marcia Langton’s Welcome to Country is a completely new and inclusive guidebook to a First Nations Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, respected elder and author Professor Marcia Langton answers questions such as what does ‘country’ mean to Indigenous people. A detailed introduction covers such topics as First Nations languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. This is followed by a directory of First Nations tourism experiences, organised into state and territory sections, covering galleries and festivals, communities that are open to visitors, tours and performances.

Author: Marcia Langton

Pages: 240

Published: 2018

Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement

If we are to take seriously the need for telling the truth about our history, we must start at first principles.

What if the sovereignty of the First Nations was recognised by European international law in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? What if the audacious British annexation of a whole continent was not seen as acceptable at the time and the colonial office in Britain understood that ‘peaceful settlement’ was a fiction? If the 1901 parliament did not have control of the whole continent, particularly the North, by what right could the new nation claim it? The historical record shows that the argument of the Uluru Statement from the Heart is stronger than many people imagine and the centuries-long legal position about British claims to the land far less imposing than it appears.

Author: Henry Reynolds

Pages: 288

Published: 2021

Treaty-Making 250 Years Later

This continent was colonised without consent. No treaty was signed at first contact or in the years thereafter. Australia is a nation state on shaky ground, one of few without a treaty with Indigenous people.

However, recently, Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland have committed to entering treaty processes with the First Nations Peoples whose lands fall within their borders. This is the first time in Australian history that any government has opened a treaty process. While it is momentous, it is not without its challenges given the historical absence of a treaty. In this edited collection, First Nations and non-First Nations scholars and policy-makers from Australia and New Zealand engage with the legal, historical and political dimensions of treaty-making in Australia. These considered and nuanced contributions provide a roadmap for how to develop a legal artifice and treaty relationship that delivers justice.

Author: Alison Whittaker, Harry Hobbs, Lindon Coombes

Pages: 271

Published: 2021