WIN $100 GIFT VOUCHER! TELL ME MORE

Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

The Pulse | Current Affairs

KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT

There's a momentum that has gathered pace in recent times, with people continuing to expand their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Australia's long history. With that realisation, we will begin to make demands of our leaders to formally acknowledge that history in our nation's foundation documents, governance and in our children's schooling.

A new Australian identity will emerge that fully embraces our indigenous beginnings alongside our later development through colonialism and immigration - expanding the lens on our nation's history for a fully inclusive and rich cultural heritage that is intrinsic and celebrated by the whole nation.

FINDING A WAY FORWARD

WESLEY ENOCH, QUANDAMOOKA
Transcript from ABC television broadcast, 7.30

"January 26 fills me with a lot of trepidation. I feel a bit fearful because it is also a moment where I'm reminded that the country wants to forget me.

It keeps saying that, "This is the most important story, the arrival of the First Fleet is the most important story that defines our nation." And I know it is different than that.

I reckon that as Australians, we have a real identity problem. We think that we're young and scrappy and we're lucky. Where in fact, we should be elders on the world stage.

We have the oldest living culture on earth and it is here in this landscape and the more we think that we can learn from Indigenous Australia rather than thinking of it as a deficit model then I think we'll have an Australia Day that is more important and embraced by everyone.

I reckon we spend a lot of energy saying, "Change the date. Change the date." When in fact the energy needs to be change the minds and hearts of Australians.

Let's have a voice to parliament. Let's talk about treaty. Let's talk about sovereignty. Let's make permanent changes that actually help us all grow as Australians.

We need to build some identity that is from deep within and it starts with our relationship with this country, our relationship with the First Peoples and then this idea of how we can work together to make structural change and not just the window dressing."

INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION

Growth through literature is something we truly believe in and Abbey's is a proud supporter of the INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION. You can DONATE BELOW by simply adding the ILF item below to your order to donate $2. Every donation counts. To donate more, just change the order quantity. Click through on the first item below for more info.

The aim is to inspire broader Australia about the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' first languages and why learning in language is important.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Donation

Proudly supported by Abbey's Bookshop

Other merchandise

$2.00 

In Stock

Respect

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Family

Aunty Fay Muir

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

Day Break

Amy McQuire

Hardback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

The Art in Country: A Treasury for Children

Bronwyn Bancroft

Hardback

$29.99 

In Stock

Can You Dance?

Sally Morgan

Hardback

$14.99 

In Stock

Molly the Pig (Moli det Bigibigi)

Karen Manbullo

Paperback

$2.99 

In Stock

No Way Yirrikipayi!

Alison Lester

Hardback

$19.99 

We can order this in for you

I Open the Door...

Gregg Dreise

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

I Saw, We Saw

Yolnu Students from Nhulunbuy Primary School

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

Japarrika Rises

David Lawrence

Paperback

$12.99 

In Stock

Rocky and Louie

Phillip Walleystack

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Tell 'em!

Katrina Germein

Hardback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Finding Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement...

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

Mum's Elephant

Maureen Jipiyiliya Nampijinpa O'Keefe

Paperback

$17.99 

In Stock

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Adam Briggs

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

My Culture and Me

Gregg Dreise

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

Found

Bruce Pascoe

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Took the Children Away

Archie Roach

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

Jasmine Seymour

Hardback

$24.99 

In Stock

The Spotted Cat

Molly Tasman Napurrurla

Paperback

$14.99 

In Stock

Ngana Ngai/Who am I (Kaurna/English)

Susan Hall

Paperback

$14.99 

We can order this in for you

Cassowary Coast Count on Country (English)

Pamela Galeano

Paperback

$19.99 

In Stock

Tjarany Roughtail and other Kukatja Stories (Kukatja/English)...

Gracie Greene

Paperback

$17.95 

In Stock

Yira Boornak Nyininy (Bilingual) Wirlomin Noongar Language...

Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project

Paperback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Noorn: an Old Story Retold (Bilingual) Wirlomin Noongar...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Ngaawily Nop: an Old Story Retold (Bilingual) Wirlomin...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Dwoort Baal Kaat (Bilingual) Wirlomin Noongar Language...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Mamang (Bilingual) Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$24.99 

We can order this in for you

Noongar Mambara Bakitj (Bilingual) Wirlomin Noongar...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Arrernte Colouring Book

Veronica P Dobson

Mixed media product

$6.95 

In Stock

Dhanggati Dreaming Stories 1 / Dhanggati Barrunbatayi...

Scott, Rita & et al

Paperback

$22.95 

In Stock

Dhanggati Dreaming Stories 2 / Dhanggati Barrunbatayi...

Scott, Rita & et al

Paperback

$22.95 

In Stock

The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award

Tara June Winch

Paperback

$19.99 

Forthcoming
You can preorder this

The Yield

Tara June Winch

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

The Yield

Tara June Winch

CD-Audio

$39.95 

We can order this in for you

The White Girl

Tony Birch

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Too Much Lip

Melissa Lucashenko

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

The Song of the Crocodile

Nardi Simpson

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Where The Fruit Falls

Karen Wyld

Paperback

$27.99 

In Stock

On a Barbarous Coast: What If There Was an Alternative...

Craig Cormick

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Taboo

Kim Scott

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

That Deadman Dance: Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner...

Kim Scott

Paperback

$22.99 

We can order this in for you

Benang

Kim Scott

Paperback

$26.95 

In Stock

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Paperback

$26.95 

In Stock

Terra Nullius

Claire G. Coleman

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

The Drover's Wife

Leah Purcell

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Benevolence

Julie Janson

Paperback

$19.99 

We can order this in for you

Dancing Home

Paul Collis

Paperback

$29.95 

We can order this in for you

Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Anita Heiss

Paperback

$19.99 

We can order this in for you

Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal...

Desert Pea Media

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Guwayu, for all times: A Collection of First Nations...

Jeanine Leane

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

maar bidi: next generation black writing

Elfie Shiosaki

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Blakwork

Alison Whittaker

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Nganajungu Yagu

Charmaine Papertalk Green

Paperback

$20.00 

In Stock

Arelhekenhe Angkentye: Women's Talk: Poems of Lyapirtneme...

Ptilotus Press

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Late Murrumbidgee Poems

John Mukky Burke

Paperback

$20.00 

In Stock

The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An introduction to...

AIATSIS

Paperback

$19.95 

In Stock

Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia

Bruce Pascoe

Hardback

$45.00 

In Stock

Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia...

Marcia Langton

Hardback

$39.99 

In Stock

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition...

Bill Arthur

Hardback

$79.99 

In Stock

A0 fold AIATSIS map Indigenous Australia

Aboriginal Studies Press

Sheet map

$24.95 

We can order this in for you

A3 fold AIATSIS map Indigenous Australia

David Horton

Sheet map

$9.95 

In Stock

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the...

Thomas Mayor

Hardback

$39.99 

In Stock

Double Rewards

Truth-Telling: History, sovereignty and the Uluru Statement...

Henry Reynolds

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Treaty

George Williams

Paperback

$59.95 

In Stock

Treaty and Statehood: Aboriginal Self-determination...

Michael Mansell

Paperback

$59.95 

In Stock

It's Our Country: Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful...

Megan Davis

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture...

Bruce Pascoe

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Bruce Pascoe

CD-Audio

$34.95 

In Stock

Songlines: The Power and Promise

Margo Neale

Paperback

$19.99 

In Stock

The Memory Code: The Traditional Aboriginal Memory Technique...

Lynne Kelly

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Talking To My Country

Stan Grant

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Australia Day

Stan Grant

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Australia Day

Stan Grant

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Australia Day [Bolinda]

Stan Grant

CD-Audio

$49.95 

In Stock

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World...

Tyson Yunkaporta

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Songspirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country Through...

Laklak Burarrwanga

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

After Australia

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Archie Roach

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The...

Archie Roach

Hardback

$49.99 

We can order this in for you

Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

Archie Roach

Sheet map

$79.99 

In Stock

Gulpilil

Derek Rielly

Hardback

$29.99 

In Stock

Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella

Jack Charles

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Top End Girl

Miranda Tapsell

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Warren Mundine in Black and White: Race, Politics and...

Nyunggai Warren, AO Mundine

Paperback

$32.99 

We can order this in for you

Tracker

Alexis Wright

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

The Legacy of Douglas Grant: A Notable Aborigine in...

John Ramsland

Paperback

$26.99 

In Stock

Edward Koiki Mabo: His Life & Struggle for Land Rights...

Noel Loos

Paperback

$26.95 

We can order this in for you

The Boys from St Francis: Stories of the remarkable...

Ashley Mallett

Paperback

$34.95 

In Stock

Simply Ing

Helen Ing Nellie

Paperback

$17.99 

In Stock

My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience...

Marlee Silva

Hardback

$29.99 

In Stock

Craft For A Dry Lake

Kim Mahood

Paperback

$26.99 

In Stock

Shadow Lines

Stephen Kinnane

Paperback

$34.99 

We can order this in for you

Talking Sideways

Reg Dodd

Paperback

$32.95 

In Stock

Remembering Aboriginal Heroes

John Ramsland

Paperback

$26.99 

In Stock

Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

Richard Broome

Paperback

$39.99 

In Stock

The Original Australians: The Story of the Aboriginal...

Josephine Flood

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Us Women, Our Ways, Our world

Pat Dudgeon

Paperback

$35.00 

In Stock

Journey Into Dreamtime

Andrews Munya

Paperback

$46.99 

In Stock

Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the...

Melinda Hinkson

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

Melbourne Dreaming: A guide to exploring important places...

Meyer Eidelson

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

Culture is Life: A Photographic Exploration of Aboriginal...

Wayne Quilliam

Hardback

$39.99 

In Stock

In the Time of Their Lives: Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu:...

Inge Kral

Paperback

$45.00 

In Stock

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help...

Victor Steffensen

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge...

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Noongar Bush Tucker: Bush Food Plants and Fungi of the...

Vivienne Hansen

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Biting the Clouds: A Badtjala perspective on The Aboriginals...

Fiona Foley

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia...

Grace Karskens

Paperback

$39.99 

In Stock

What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal...

Dennis Foley

Paperback

$35.00 

In Stock

Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago...

Tiffany Shellam

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Australia's Original Languages: An Introduction

R. M. W. Dixon

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

The Gulf Country: The Story of People and Place in Outback...

Richard J Martin

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Our Mob Served: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Allison Cadzow

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Richard Trembath

Paperback

$34.95 

In Stock

Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW...

Michael Bennett

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Lucinda Aberdeen

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth...

Roy Hay

Hardback

$175.95 

In Stock

Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788-1817...

Stephen Gapps

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent...

Libby Connors

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance...

Henry Reynolds

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania...

Nicholas Clements

Paperback

$34.95 

In Stock

This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Why Weren't We Told?

Henry Reynolds

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Jane Lydon

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia:...

Fred Cahir

Paperback

$69.95 

We can order this in for you

Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Billy Griffiths

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance...

Anna Haebich

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

Mentoring: The key to a fairer world

Jack Manning Bancroft

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

Ninu: Grandmothers' Law

Nura Nungalka Ward

Hardback

$45.00 

In Stock

Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection...

Katherine Aigner

Paperback

$40.00 

In Stock

Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal people of coastal...

Paul Irish

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

The Dystopia in the Desert: The silent culture of Australia's...

Tadhgh Purtill

Paperback

$44.00 

In Stock

From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Yijarni: True stories from Gurindji Country

Erika Charola

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle...

Denise Cook

Paperback

$29.99 

In Stock

I am Uluru: A Family's Story

Jen Cowley with the Uluru Family

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley

Paddy Roe

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Learning and Teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Neil Harrison (Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University)

Paperback

$72.95 

In Stock

Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches...

Will Sanders

Paperback

$50.00 

In Stock

Nginingawila Ngirramini: Our Story

Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrar

Paperback

$14.99 

In Stock

Yorro Yorro: Original Creation and the Renewal of Nature...

Jutta Malnic

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from...

Henry Skerritt

Hardback

$84.00 

In Stock

Emu Dreaming: An Introduction to Australian Aboriginal...

Ray Norris

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

The Conspiracy of Silence Queensland's Frontier Killing...

Timothy Bottoms

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Traditional Healers of the Central Desert: Ngangkari...

NPY Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation

Paperback

$49.95 

In Stock

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia...

Bill Gammage

Paperback

$39.99 

In Stock

Tarnanthi 2020: Open Hands

Nici Cumpston

Paperback

$44.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal Art

Wally Caruana

Paperback

$19.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage

Alan L. West

Paperback

$29.95 

We can order this in for you

Indigenous Australia for Dummies

Larissa Behrendt

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803

Lyndall Ryan

Paperback

$35.00 

In Stock

Mali' Buku-Runanmaram: Images from Milininbi (Milingimbi)...

JN Gumbula

Spiral bound

$66.00 

In Stock

The Dreaming and Other Essays

W. E. H. Stanner

Paperback

$24.95 

In Stock

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

National Museum of Australia

Paperback

$59.00 

In Stock

Sydney's Aboriginal Past: Investigating the archaeological...

Val Attenbrow

Paperback

$69.99 

In Stock

You call it desert - we used to live there

Pat Lowe

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Rivers and Resilience: Aboriginal People on Sydney's...

Heather Goodall

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Blue Mountains Dreaming: The Aboriginal Heritage

Eugene Stockton

Paperback

$40.00 

In Stock

Aboriginal Victorians: A History Since 1800

Richard Broome

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with your...

Bruce Pascoe

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Broken Song

Barry Hill

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal...

Bruce Elder

Paperback

$32.99 

In Stock

Follow The Rabbit Proof Fence

Doris Pilkington

Paperback

$19.95 

In Stock

Looking for Blackfellas' Point: An Australian History...

Mark Mckenna

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Womens Stories from Laramba (Anmatyerr/English)

Jenny Green

Paperback

$19.95 

In Stock

Stradbroke Dreamtime: Deluxe Edition

Oodgeroo Nunukul

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal Myths, Legends and Fables

A. W. Reed

Paperback

$26.99 

In Stock

Double Rewards

Return to Uluru

Mark McKenna

Hardback

$34.99 

In Stock

Does the Media Fail Aboriginal Political Aspirations?:...

Amy Thomas

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Talkin' Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and...

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of...

Tanya Talaga

Paperback

$27.99 

In Stock

Living on Stolen Land

Ambelin Kwaymullina

Paperback

$22.99 

In Stock

Our Voices: Aboriginal Social Work

Bindi Bennett

Paperback

$81.95 

In Stock

The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island

Chloe Hooper

Paperback

$24.99 

In Stock

The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve...

Sarah Maddison

Paperback

$34.99 

In Stock

Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on...

Dr. Debbie Bargallie

Paperback

$39.95 

We can order this in for you

Health Care and Indigenous Australians 2nd Edition

NA Guerin

Paperback

$79.95 

In Stock

Overturning aqua nullius: Securing Aboriginal water...

Virginia Marshall

Paperback

$39.95 

In Stock

Grammar and Dictionary of Gathang: The Language of the...

Amanda Lissarrague

Hardback

$74.95 

We can order this in for you

Handbook of Aboriginal Languages of New South Wales...

Jim Wafer

Hardback

$135.00 

In Stock

Australian Aboriginal Grammar

Barry Blake

Paperback

$75.99 

In Stock

Gumbaynggirr Bijaar Jandaygam: Ngaawa Gugaarrigam Gumbaynggirr...

Steve Morelli

Hardback

$79.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal Studies Blackline Masters: Lower

Jenni Harrold

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

Aboriginal Studies: Blackline Masters: Upper

Jenni Harrold

Paperback

$29.95 

In Stock

Australian Aboriginal Culture Ages 5-6

Joanne Crawford

Paperback

$42.95 

In Stock

SHIPPING • FAQ

Shipping & Delivery • Shop Hours • Frequently Asked Questions • Privacy & Security • Terms of Trade

ABBEY'S BOOKSHOP

131 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia