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Unfinished Constitutional Business? Rethinking Indigenous self-determination

Edited by Barbara Ann Hocking

ISBN 0 85575 466 4, RRP $39.95, pb

SELF DETERMINATION / CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

A multi-jurisdictional exploration of Indigenous self-determination: the recognised right of all peoples to freely determine their political status, and pursue their economic, social and cultural development. Challenge readers to (re)consider the implications for community development.

Landscapes of Indigenous Performance: Music, song and dance of the Torres Strait and Arnhem Land

Edited by Fiona Magowan and Karl Neuenfeldt

ISBN 0 85575 493 1, RRP $39.95, pb

PERFORMANCE STUDIES / ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

Explores a range of Indigenous music and dance forms and performances. Contributors demonstrate how local music and dance genres have been subjected to a range of historical and sometimes global influences. Also explores the cross-cultural issues of recording and teaching.

Cleared Out: First contact in the Western Desert

Sue Davenport, Peter Johnson and Yuwali, Foreword by Peter Garrett

ISBN 0 85575 457 5, RRP $45.00, pb

HISTORY / ANTHROPOLOGY

'Their [the authors] meticulously compiled and presented book is as much policy analysis as desert adventure tale; it builds to this urgent closing note, much like the rising facade of a cathedral.' Nicolas Rothwell, The Weekend Australian

In 1964, a group of 20 Aboriginal women and children in the Western Desert made their first contact with European Australians--patrol officers from the Woomera Rocket Range. Through one extraordinary episode, multiple perspectives on the moment of contact are revealed. Includes oral histories, detailed archival research, photographs, maps and rare patrol film footage.

Aboriginal Australia Wall Map

Compiled by David Horton

Full-size map (841x1189 m) ISBN 0 85575 491 5, flat; ISBN 0 85575 492 3, folded, RRP $24.95

Small map (594x420 mm) ISBN 0 85575 496 6, flat; ISBN 0 85575 497 4, folded, RRP $14.95

A smaller, more compact version of this classic map is now available.

Children's Books

The Rain Flower

Written by Mary Duroux, Illustrated by Karen Briggs

ISBN 0 85575 467 2, RRP $14.95, pb

'The Rain Flower's purpose is beyond encouraging young Indigenous kids to read, it is also to encourage young people to learn tolerance and how to work together...an exceptional production from Aboriginal Studies Press.' Dr Anita Heiss, ABC's Message Stick

The Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit

Mundara Koorang

ISBN 0 85575 494 X, RRP $24.95, hb

'This book is a real treat! ... the tale is what the author calls a contem-porary Dreamtime story, told through a mix of traditional and contemporary mediums, that of storytelling and computer imaging.' Dr Anita Heiss, ABC's Message Stick

New edition

Wunambi the water snake

Written by May L O'Brien, Illustrations by Sue Wyatt

ISBN 0 85575 500 8, RRP $22.95, pb

An illustrated children's picture book of the time when the land was being created and a powerful water snake called Wunambi roamed the earth.

Newly Back in Print

Aboriginal Suicide is Different: A portrait of life and self-destruction

Colin Tatz

ISBN 0 85575 498 2, RRP $34. …