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Recommended Reads: Top 5 Aboriginal Authors

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Published 30 April 2024

Explore the Bunbury Libraries' range of powerful works by Aboriginal authors expressing rich culture and resilience. Our top picks highlight stories by First Nation authors and about First Nation people across our fiction and non-fiction sections.

Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now

Edited by Ellen van Neerven

This wide-ranging and captivating anthology showcases both the power of First Nations writing and the satisfaction of a good short story.

The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A tender, contemporary First Nation's coming-of-age YA book that speaks of the slow realisation of identity and finding one's place in the world.

My Tidda, My Sister

by Marlee Silva

Sharing the struggles and lives of First Nation women and girls, these stories are heartbreaking and inspiring. For non-Indigenous readers, it will leave you appreciating the strength, power and resilience of our First Nations sisters.

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

by Anita Heiss

Set on timeless Wiradyuri country and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging.

Nicky Winmar : My Story from bush kid to AFL legend

by Nicky Winmar with Matthew Hardy

Thirty years after creating one of the most memorable moments in sporting history, Indigenous AFL legend Nicky Winmar tells his story in a moving and compelling memoir.