Libraries ACT acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the Traditional Owners of the ACT region and value their contribution, and the contribution of other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to the city and the life of the region.
We have lots of resources to help you find Indigenous books in our collection, across the ACT and Australia.
The ACT is home to lots of Indigenous authors, including:
- Kevin Gilbert
- Matilda House
- Paul House
- Terri Janke
- Jeanine Leane
- Jennifer Avril Martiniello
- Kerry Reed-Gilbert
- Samantha Faulkner
People, subjects experience and history
Aborigines of the ACT - a bibliography on the ACT Heritage Library local history webpage
This bibliography includes books by and about local Aboriginal people, history and culture
Other items in the broader Libraries ACT collection include:
These links are to items held in Libraries ACT. Searching Trove using the same key words or subjects will reveal items held in libraries around Australia.
Send any suggestions for inclusion in this section to firstname.lastname@example.org, please.
The State Library of Western Australia has put together this guide to children's literature by Aboriginal creators and illustrators.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Collections focus exclusively on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and experience. The AIATSIS catalogue can be searched using the same subject headings and key words as other library catalogues. The catalogue can also be searched using the specialised subject headings and search terms developed by AIATSIS to provide more detailed description of items.
This is not a comprehensive list of Libraries ACT holdings or of the work of non-Indigenous authors about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. Suggestions for addition to this list can be made here.