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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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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

Mad Magpie

Mad Magpie tells the story of Guluu, an angry magpie who is being teased by a gang of butcher birds.

The more he is teased, the angrier he becomes. When Guluu seeks advice, his Elders tell him to stay calm like the river, ignore the butcher birds and to be strong on the inside. Guluu tries this, but the cheeky birds just laugh at him. One day, when Guluu is at the river looking for worms, the butcher birds arrive and steal his food. He remembers the words of his Elders and he tries again – and this time Guluu has a different outcome.

Author: Greg Dreise

Pages: 32

Published: 3+

Cunning Crow

Remember – beauty comes from within…

Way back, before once-upon-a-time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white. One of those white birds was a crow called Waan. One day a big storm came through and a magnificent rainbow appeared. When the birds passed through the rainbow, one by one, their feathers took on its beautiful colours. Waan flew through the rainbow too and his feathers became a beautiful red and orange. But Waan was jealous of the other birds. He wanted to be more beautifully coloured than anyone. So Waan hatched a cunning plan.

Author: Gregg Dreise

Pages: 32

Published: 5+

Family

Family, Heart and home, Yarning old people, Endless sky

Family is a thoughtful contemplation for all to learn the different ways that family makes us whole. This beautifully illustrated children’s picture book shows everyone that ‘family’ can be about heart and home; an endless sky; stories and songs. It ‘learns’ us how to be with each other and with Country. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and this remarkably simple story teaches us all, that family can be many things.

Author: Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson, Jasmine Seymour (Illustrator)

Pages: 32

Published: 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+

Awesome Emu

A charming morality tale that reminds us to be humble about our successes.

Way back, before once-upon-a-time time, there was the Dreamtime, and during this period lived a very confident emu called Dinewah. He was tall, fast and colourful. Most animals thought he was a show-off, but he was too busy talking about himself to take any notice…

Author: Gregg Dreise

Pages: 32

Published: 3+

Songlines: Power and Promise

This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art and Country, into their lives.

Weaving deeply personal storytelling with extensive research on mnemonics, Songlines: The Power and Promise offers unique insights into Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they could help all peoples thrive into the future.

Author: Lynne Kelly, Margo Neale

Pages: 216

Published: 2020

Design: Building on Country

Alison Page and Paul Memott show how design principles based in the Dreaming are now being applied to contemporary practices.

Aboriginal design is of a distinctly cultural nature, based in the Dreaming and in ancient practices grounded in Country. It is visible in the aerodynamic boomerang, the Ingenious design of fish traps and the precise layouts of community settlements that strengthen social cohesion.Alison Page and Paul Memmott show how these design principles of sophisticated function, sustainability and storytelling, refined over many millennia, are now being applied to contemporary practices. Design: Building on Country issues a challenge for a new Australian design ethos, one that truly responds to the essence of Country and its people.

Author: Alison Page, Paul Memmott, Margo Neale

Pages: 228

Published: 2021

Country: Future Fire, Future Farming

The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design, land management, botany, astronomy and innovation, this six-book series brings together two very different ways

Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe demonstrate how Aboriginal people cultivated the land through manipulation of water flows, vegetation and firestick practice. Not solely hunters and gatherers, the First Australians also farmed and stored food. They employed complex seasonal fire programs that protected Country and animals alike. In doing so, they avoided the killer fires that we fear today.

Author: Bruce Pascoe, Biill Gammage, Margo Neale

Pages: 224

Published: 2021

Astronomy: Sky Country

Karlie Noon and Krystal De Napoli explore the connections between Aboriginal environmental and cultural practices and the behaviour of the stars.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest scientists in human history. In Astronomy:Many First Peoples regard the land as a reflection of the sky and the sky a reflection of the land. Sophisticated astronomical expertise embedded within the Dreamtime and Songlines is interwoven into a deep understanding of changes on the land, such as weather patterns and seasonal shifts, that are integral to knowledges of time, food availability, and ceremony.In Astronomy: Sky Country, Karlie Noon and Krystal De Napoli explore the connections between Aboriginal environmental and cultural practices and the behaviour of the stars, and consider what must be done to sustain our dark skies, and the information they hold, into the future.

Author: Karlie Noon, Krystal De Napoli, Margo Neale

Pages: 224

Published: 2022