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Below are links (hardcopy or online) to the autobiographies you may be interested to read as part of your WS2121 studies.
Am I Black Enough For You?
Call Number: 305.89915092 HEI/HEI
The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.
A Bastard Like Me
Call Number: 305.899150092 PER/PER
Autobiography of the first Indigenous Australian to graduate from University.
Good Morning, Mr Sarra
Call Number: eBook & 372.12092 SAR/SAR
The remarkable true story of one man's fight to turn the tide of low expectations, this account follows educator Chris Sarra from his humble beginnings in a large Italian-Aboriginal family to his triumphant achievements, including becoming Queensland's Australian of the Year.
Growing up in Aboriginal Australia
Childhood stories of family, country and belonging What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question.
Life B'long Ali Drummond
Call Number: eBook & 920.00929915 DRU/FAU
Family is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner's life. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather, and this is his story. Samantha Faulkner's passion is to share the stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia with other Australians and the international community.
Call Number: eBook & 791.092 PRY/PRY 2010
With Meme McDonald, Boori leads you from the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more. This is the story of his life, his pain, his joy and his hopes.
Talking to My Country
Call Number: 305.89915 GRA
In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australia and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man.
Warren Mundine in Black + White
Call Number: 305.89915092 MUN/MUN
Warren's raw, intimate success story shines a bright and inspiring light showing there is no limit to what you can achieve. His curriculum vitae runs into pages of honours, appointments and awards. So it's extraordinary to consider that, as an Aboriginal boy in the 1950s, he was a second-class citizen, born into a world of segregation and discrimination that few Australians today are truly aware of.
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