Bibliography of published Indigenous autobiographies

Aboriginal Community Elders Service and Kate Harvey 2003, Aboriginal Elders’ voices: Stories of the ‘tide of history’ – Victorian Indigenous Elders’ life stories & oral histories, Aboriginal Community Elders Service, Melbourne.

Appo, Josephine and Joyce Summers 1997, Wajehla Dubay: Women speakin – Aboriginal women’s essays, stories and poems, Keeaira Press, Southport.

Barker, Jimmie and Janet Mathews 1977, The two worlds of Jimmy Barker: The life of an Australian Aboriginal 1900–1972, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Barnes, Nancy 2000, Munyi’s Daughter: A spirited brumby, Seaview Press, Henley Beach.

Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne 2002, Finding Ullagundahi Island, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

Beetson, Arthur et al. 2004, Big Artie. The autobiography, ABC, Sydney.

Bin-Sallik, Mary Ann (ed) 2000, Aboriginal women by degrees: Their stories of the journey towards academic achievement, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Bohemia, Jack and William McGregor 1995, Nyibayarri: Kimberley tracker, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Brodie, Veronica and Mary-Anne Gale 2002, My side of the bridge: The life story of Veronica Brodie, Wakefield Press, Kent Town.

Bropho, Robert 1980, Fringedweller, Alternative Publishing Co-operative, Sydney.

Brown, Eileen Kampakuta 2003, Anangu: An Anangu-Aboriginal love story – My young life. Nyiri Publications, Murray Bridge.

Burgoyne, Iris [Yumadoo Kochallalya] 2000, Mirning: We are the whales – A Mirning-Kokatha woman recounts life before and after dispossession, Magabala Books, Broome.

Camfoo, Nellie and Gillian Cowlishaw 1995, Nellie Camfoo: Her story. Barunga Press, Katherine.

—— and Gillian Cowlishaw 1995, Tex Camfoo: His story, Barunga Press, Katherine.

Camfoo, Tex, Nellie Camfoo and Gillian Cowlishaw 2000, Love against the Law: The autobiographies of Tex and Nellie Camfoo, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Cawley, Evonne and Bud Collins 1975, Evonne!: On the move, Dutton, New York.

Chalarimeri, Ambrose Mungala 2001, The man from the sunrise side, Magabala Books, Broome.

Clare, Monica 1978, Karobran: The story of an Aboriginal girl, Alternative Publishing Cooperative, Chippendale.

Clarke, Banjo and Camilla Chance 2003, Wisdom Man, Viking, Camberwell.

Clements, Theresa c.1954, From Old Maloga: The memoirs of an Aboriginal woman, Fraser & Morphet, Prahran.

Cohen, Bill 1987, To My Delight: The Autobiography of Bill Cohen, a grandson of the Gumbangarri, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Cohen, Patsy and Margaret Somerville 1990, Ingelba and the five black matriarchs, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

Collard, Dot and Beryl Hackner 2003, Busted Out Laughing: Dot Collard’s Story as told to Beryl Hackne, Magabala Books, Broome.

Corrigan, Florence and Loreen Breahut 1998, Miles of post and wire, Magabala Books, Broome.

Crawford, Evelyn 1993, Over my tracks, Penguin, Ringwood.

Daley, Laurie and David Middleton 2000, Laurie: Always a winner, HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble.

Davis, Jack 1991, A boy’s life, Magabala Books, Broome.

Decker, Diane and Marjorie Woodrow 2001, Long time coming home: As recalled by Marjorie Woodrow, Marjorie Woodrow, Lake Haven.

Dhoulagarle, Koorie [Roy Simon] 1979, There’s more to life, Alternative Publishing Co-operative, Chippendale.

Diwurruwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corporation and Lana Quall 2002, So far from home: Oral histories of the Stolen Generations, Diwurruwurru-Jaru Aboriginal Corp., Katherine.

Dodd, Bill 1992, Broken dreams, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Dodd, Martin 2000, They liked me, the horses, straightaway, Ginninderra Press, Charnwood.

Edmund, Mabel 1992, No regrets, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Flick, Isabel and Heather Goodall 2004, Isabel Flick: The life story of a remarkable Aboriginal leader, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

Fraser, Rosalie 1998, Shadow child: A memoir of the Stolen Generation, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney.

Freeman, Cathy and Scott Gullan 2003, Cathy: Her own story, Penguin, Camberwell.

Gaffney, Ellie 1989, Somebody now: The autobiography of Ellie Gaffney, a woman of Torres Strait, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Gibbs, Jack 1995, Son of Jimmy, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin.

Grant, Stan 2002, The tears of strangers: A memoir, HarperCollins, Pymble.

Hamilton, Fiona et al. 2004, Aboriginal women’s heritage: Brungle & Tumut, Department of Environment and Conservation, Hurstville.

Hamilton, Jean, Joan McKenzie and Katherine McKenzie 1989, Just Lovely, J. McKenzie, Coonamble.

Harney [Yidumduma], Bill and Jan Wositzky 1996, Born under the paperbark tree: A man’s life, ABC, Sydney.

Harrison, Shorty 1994, All hearts bleed the same: Reflections, recollections and memories, an autobiography, Bill Harrison, Nowra.

Harrison, Harald John, Jack Miller and Michele Miller 2002, Living in two cultures: Memories of Harold Harrison, Bournda Environmental Education Centre, Kalaru.

Havnen, Peg and Leonie Norrington 2001, Under the mango tree: Oral histories with Indigenous people from the Top End, NT Writers’ Centre Inc., Darwin.

Hegarty, Ruth 1999, Is that you Ruthie?, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

—— 2003, Bittersweet journey, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Holt, Albert 2001, Forcibly removed, Magabala Books, Broome.

J.K., Janine Clancy and Sisters Inside 1999, My prison experience, Sisters Inside, South Brisbane.

Jangala, Abie et al. 1977, Stories from Lajamanu, NT Department of Education, Darwin.

Kartinyeri, Doris 2000, Kick the tin, Spinifex Press, North Melbourne.

Kennedy, Marnie 1985, Born a half-caste, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

King, Wayne 1996, Black hours, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.

Kinnane, Stephen 2003, Shadow lines, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Lalor, Myles and Jeremy Beckett 2000, Wherever I go: Myles Lalor’s ‘oral history’, Melbourne University Press, Carlton.

Lamilami, Lazarus and JM Bolton 1974, Lamilami speaks: The cry went up, a story of the people of Goulburn Islands, North Australia, Ure Smith, Sydney.

Langford, Ruby 1988, Don’t take your love to town, Penguin, Ringwood.

—— 1992, Real deadly, Angus & Robertson, Pymble.

—— 1994, My Bundjalung people, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Latham, George 2001, Copper Wire George, Yamaji Language Centre, Geraldton.

Lennon, Jessie et al. 1996, And I Always Been Moving! The early life of Jessie Lennon, Jessie Lennon and Michele Madigan, Coober Pedy.

Lennon, Jessie and Michele Madigan 2000, I’m the one that know this country: The story of Jessie Lennon and Coober Pedy, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Lenoy, Norma, Angela Zammatora et al. 200[?], Norma’s story, Creative Support, Cairns.

Lester, Yami 1993, Yami: The autobiography of Yami Lester, Institute for Aboriginal Development, Alice Springs.

Lovett-Gardiner, Iris 1997, Lady of the lake: Aunty Iris’s story, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne.

Lowah, Thomas and Ray Crooke 1988, Eded mer (my life), Rams Skull Press, Kuranda.

Lowe, Robert and Framlingham Mission 2002, The Mish, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

McAdam, Charlie and Elizabeth Tragenza 1995, Boundary lines: A family’s story of winning against the odds, McPhee Gribble, Ringwood.

McDonald, Connie [Nungulla] and Jill Finnane 1996, When you grow up, Magabala Books, Broome.

McGinness, Joe 1991, Son of Alyandabu: My fight for Aboriginal rights, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

McKellar, Hazel 2000, Woman from nowhere: Hazel McKellar’s story [as told to Kerry McCallum], Magabala Books, Broome.

McKenna, Clancy and Kingsley Palmer 1978, Somewhere between black and white: The story of an Aboriginal Australian, Macmillan, South Melbourne.

McKenzie, Janet 1983a, Ebenezer, New Creation Publications, Blackwood.

—— 1983b, Fingal tiger, New Creation Publications, Blackwood.

McKenzie, Ruth 1989, Molly Lennon’s story: That’s how it was [as told to Jen Gibson], Aboriginal Heritage Branch, Adelaide.

McPhee, Jack and Patricia Konigsberg 1994, Bee Hill River Man: Kandulangu-bidi. Memories of Jack McPhee, Magabala Books, Broome.

Mallett, Molly 2001, My past – their future: Stories from Cape Barren Island, Blubber Head Press, Sandy Bay.

Marika, Wandjuk and Jennifer Isaacs 1995, Wandjuk Marika: Life story, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Marshall, Lucy and Colleen Hattersley 2004, Reflections of a Kimberley woman, Madjulla Inc., Broome.

Medcraft, Rosalie and Valda Gee 1995, The sausage tree, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Meehan, Donna 2000, It is no secret, Random House, Milsons Point.

Mirritji, Jack et al. 1978, My people’s life: An Aboriginal’s own story, Milingimbi Literature Centre, Milingimbi.

Moran, Charles Harold and Glennys Moran 2004, Talk softly, listen well: Profile of Bundjalung elder, Charles Moran, Southern Cross University Press, Lismore.

Morgan, Eileen 1994, The calling of the spirits, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Morgan, Sally 1987, My place, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Morgan, Sally and Barbara Ker Wilson 1990a, Sally’s story. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

—— 1990b, Mother and daughter: The story of Daisy and Gladys Corunna, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Moriarty, John and Evan McHugh 2000, Saltwater fella, Viking, Ringwood.

Mumshirl and Bobbi Sykes 1981, MumShirl: An autobiography with the assistance of Bobbi Sykes, Heinemann, Richmond.

Muir, Hilda Jarman 2004, Very big journey: My life as I remember it, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Munro, Morndi and Mary-Anne Jebb 1996, Emerarra: A Man of Merarra, Magabala Books, Broome.

n.a. 1999, Holding Up the Sky. Aboriginal women speak, Magabala Books, Broome.

Nannup, Alice, Lauren Marsh and Stephen Kinnane 1992, When the pelican laughed, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Napanangka, Tjemma Freda, Pamela Lofts and Sonja Peter 1997, Yarrtji: Six Women’s Stories from the Great Sandy Desert, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Neidjie, Bill, Stephen Davis and Allan Fox 1985, Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie, Mybrood, Queanbeyan.

Ngabidj, Grant and Bruce Shaw 1981, My country of the pelican dreaming: The life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904–1977 — as told to Bruce Shaw, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra.

Ngarta, Bent et al. 2004, Two sisters: Ngarta & Jukuna, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Nungurrayi, Lumu and Jordan Crugnale 1995, Footprints across our Land: Short stories by senior desert women, Magabala Books, Broome.

Noonuccal, Oodgeroo [Kath Walker] 1972, Stradbroke Dreamtime, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.

Pederson, Howard and Banjo Woorrnmurra 1995, Jandamarra and the Bunuba resistance, Magabala Books, Broome.

Peris, Nova and Ian Heads 2003, Nova: My story: The autobiography of Nova Peris, ABC, Sydney.

Perkins, Charles 1975, A bastard like me, Ure Smith, Sydney.

Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre et al. 2002, Thalanjyi gujurunyjarri: Jarburda Thalanyjigu guliyarriyarra ngarrarigu (Thalanyi Stories: thinking about Thalanyji country), Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre, South Hedland.

Pilbara Aboriginal Language centre and Rose Murray 2001, Wumun turi: Pilbara Aboriginal women’s stories, Wangka Maya Pilbara Language Centre, Port Headland.

Pilkington, Doris [Nugi Garimara] 1991, Caprice: A stockman’s daughter, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

—— 2002, Under the Wintamarra tree, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Pring, Adele (ed) 1990, Women of the Centre, Pascoe, Apollo Bay.

Pryor, Boori and Meme McDonald 1998, Maybe tomorrow, Penguin, Ringwood.

Purcell, Leah (ed) 2002, Black chicks talking, Hodder Headline, Sydney.

Raggett, Obed and Bill Marshall-Stoneking 1980, Stories of Obed Raggett, Alternative Publishing Co-operative, Sydney.

Randall, Bob and Paul Newbury 2003, Songman: The story of an Aboriginal Elder of Uluru, ABC, Sydney

Read, Jolly and Peter Coppin 1999, Kangkushot: The life of Nyamal Lawman Peter Coppin, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Rose, Lionel Edmund 1969, Lionel Rose: Australian — The life story of a champion — As told to Rod Humphries, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.

Roughsey, Dick [Goobalathaldin] 1971, Moon and rainbow: The autobiography of an Aboriginal, Reed, Sydney.

Roughsey, Elsie [Labumore] and Paul Memmot 1984, An Aboriginal mother tells of the old and the new, McPhee Gribble/Penguin, Fitzroy/Ringwood.

Rubuntja, Wenten, Tim Rowse and Jenny Green 2002, The town grew up dancing: The life and art of Wenten Rubuntja, Jukurrpa Books, Alice Springs.

Saunders, Keith 1992, Learning the ropes, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Schilling, Kath et al. 2003, Aboriginal women’s heritage: Nambucca, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

—— 2004, Aboriginal women’s heritage: Nowra, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

Simon, Ella 1978, Through my eyes: Autobiography of a part Aborigine, Rigby, Adelaide.

Sing, (Sabu) Peter and Pearl Ogden 1992, From humpy to homestead: The biography of Sabu, Pearl Ogden, Darwin.

Smith, Alice [Bilari], Anna Vitenberg and Loreen Brehaut 2002, Under a Bilari tree I born: A story of Alice Bilari Smith, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle.

Smith, Ollie and Diana Plater 2000, Raging partners. Two worlds, one friendship, Magabala Books, Broome.

Somerville, Margaret, Marie Dundas et al. 1994, The sun dancin’: People and place in Coonabarabran, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Sullivan, Jack and Bruce Shaw 1983, Banggaiyerri: The story of Jack Sullivan as told to Bruce Shaw, AIAS, Canberra.

Sykes, Roberta (ed) 1993, Murawina: Australian women of high achievement, Doubleday, Sydney.

—— 1997, Snake cradle, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

—— 1998, Snake dancing, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

—— 2000, Snake circle, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

—— 2001, Snake dreaming: Autobiography of a black woman, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.

Tatz, Colin and Keith McConnochie (eds) 1975, Black viewpoints. The Aboriginal experience. Australia and New Zealand Book Co., Sydney.

Taylor, Alf 2001, Long time now: Stories of the Dreamtime, the here and now, Magabala Books, Broome.

Thaiday, Willie 1981, Under the act, N.Q. Black Publishing, Townsville.

Thancoupie and Ulli Beier 1988, I keep my head above my shoulders, and I try to keep him strong and high, Long Water.

Thomson, Judy 1989, Reaching back, Queensland Aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah Mission, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Tovey, Noel 2004, Little black bastard: A story of survival, Hodder Headline, Sydney.

Tucker, Margaret and Kim Beazley 1977, If everyone cared: Autobiography, Ure Smith, Sydney.

Unaipon, David 1951, My life story, Aborigines Friends Association, Melbourne.

Vaarzon-Morel, Petronella, Molly Nungarrayi et al. 1995, Warlpiri karnta karnta-kurlangu yimi (Warlpiri women’s voices: our lives our history), IAD Press, Alice Springs.

Walgar, Monty and Cloud Shabalah 1999, Jinangga: On my tracks, Magabala Books, Broome.

Walker, Della and Tina Coutts 1989, Me and you: The life story of Della Walker, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Ward, Glenyse 1987, Wandering Girl, Magabala Books, Broome.

—— 1991, Unna You Fullas, Magabala Books, Broome.

White, Isobel and Betty Meehan 1985, Fighters and singers: The lives of some Australian Aboriginal women, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

West, Ida 1984, Pride Against prejudice: Reminiscences of a Tasmanian Aborigine, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra.

Williams, Magdalene and Pat Torres 1999, Ngay janijirr ngank: This is my word, Magabala Books, Broome.

Wilson, Dulcie 1998, The cost of crossing bridges, Small Poppies Publishing, Mitcham.

Wilson, Garnet Ian and Anne Bartlett 2004, The chairman: The story of Garnett Ian Wilson, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne.

Woodrow, Marjorie 1990, One of the Lost Generation, Marjorie Woodrow, Narromine.