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1 y separately published work icon IAD Press Picture Dictionary Series IAD Press (publisher), Alice Springs : IAD Press , Z1787372 series - publisher reference
1 y separately published work icon Gathering Sticks : Lighting up Small Fires Margaret Heffernan , Gerard Waterford , Frances Coughlan , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2018 13181148 2018 single work autobiography

'Margaret Heffernan's desire, in telling this story, has been to pass on to her children and future generations of her family, the story of her life, a life in transition from traditional culture to a very different world that is still unfolding.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Western Arrarnta Picture Dictionary David Roennfeldt , 2006 Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2017 16986001 2006 reference children's

'The Western Arrarnta language, is spoken every day by about 1500 people in Central Australia. Most speakers live west of Alice Springs. Western Arrarnta -speaking communities include Ntaria (Hermannsberg), Gilbert Springs, Kulpitarra, Ipolera, Undarana, Wallace Rockhole, Red Sand Hill, and Ilmanta (Running Water).'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Anpernirrentye : Kin and Skin : Talking About Family in Arrernte Veronica Dobson , John Henderson , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2013 7287341 2013 single work criticism

'Anpernirrentye (un-BURN-erin-ja) is the system of family relationships that is at the heart of the culture of the Arrernte people of Central Australia. This book describes the ways family and culture have connected people to each other, to their land, and to their Dreamings since the time of creation. Because we are related in these ways, we treat each other with respect.

This is the first book to give a step-by-step introduction to the words and ideas in Arrernte ways of talking about family. It will be useful for everyone learning about Arrernte language and culture, for anyone wanting to work in a respectful way with Arrernte people, and anyone wanting to learn about Aboriginal cultures more generally.' (Source: back cover)

1 1 y separately published work icon Kaytetye to English Dictionary Myf Turpin , Alison Ross , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2011 Z1861898 2011 reference

Kaytetye is an Aboriginal language from Central Australia. As well as a means of communication, the language is a storehouse of cultural and kinship knowledge, of ancestor stories and history. This landmark publication is the first comprehensive dictionary of the Kaytetye language; it is the result of many years' work by linguists working closely with native speakers.

The dictionary contains:

● the most extensive list of Kaytetye words and their meanings yet published

● more than 8,000 Kaytetye example sentences illustrating their use

● an extensive English finder list to enable Kaytetye words to be found quickly

● an introduction to the Kaytetye kinship system

● information about Kaytetye culture and beliefs

● extensive information about the flora and fauna found in Kaytetye country

● a map of Kaytetye country

● a guide to spelling and pronunciation

Source: www.iadpress.com (sighted 21/05/2012).

1 2 y separately published work icon Luritja Picture Dictionary Ken Hansen , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2011 Z1787375 2011 reference children's 'Luritja language, is spoken every day by about 2000 people in Central Australia. Most speakers live North-West from Alice Springs, spreading to the Western Australian border. Luritja -speaking communities include Papunya, Haasts Bluff, Mt Liebig, Browns Bore and Kintore.' Source: http://iadpress.com/shop (Sighted 23/06/2011).
1 2 y separately published work icon Billy Benn Billy Benn Perrurle , Catherine Peattie , David Moore (translator), Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2011 Z1768278 2011 selected work biography essay 'Breathtaking works of art interleaved with an intimate personal journal, Billy Benn the book, is a story of redemption; falling from grace and being saved by painting. For the past 30 years painting has been a constant in Benn's life, it has given him status and a visibility in the world. Painting has shaped him and he has shaped painting'. (Source: IAD Press website http://www.iad.edu.au/press)
1 5 y separately published work icon This Country Anytime Anywhere : An Anthology of New Indigenous Writing from the Northern Territory Northern Territory Writers' Centre , Karl Dank (editor), Alice Springs : IAD Press Northern Territory Writers' Centre , 2010 Z1729606 2010 anthology poetry autobiography

'This country anytime anywhere features writing from new and emerging Aboriginal writers from the length of the Northern Territory. This contemporary collection features eight Australian Aboriginal languages - some of them severely endangered - and is unsurpassed in its comprehensive representation of writers, subject matters and styles that share the powerful cultural, artistic, political and personal interests of these writers in the 21st century. Ranging from teenagers to elders, the writers come from diverse rural, urban and remote backgrounds...' (Source back cover)

1 4 y separately published work icon Iwenhe Tyerrtye : What It Means to Be an Aboriginal Person Margaret Kemarre Turner , Barry McDonald , Jill Walsh (editor), Margaret Kemarre Turner (translator), Veronica Dobson (translator), Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2010 Z1695094 2010 selected work life story

Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM is a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. These responsible relationships are her primary motivation to document for younger Aboriginal people, alongside her student and alere Barry McDonald Perrurle, her cultured understanding of the deep and interwining roots that hold all Australian Aboriginal people: Because if people like me and the other grandmothers we don't teach them now, then they probably won't get much more chances to learn.

Margaret Kemarre Turner was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997, 'for service to the Aboriginal community of Central Australia, particularly through preserving language and culture, and interpreting'. With Iwenhe Tyerrtye, Margaret Kemarre lays the knowledge foundations for an enhanced and extended dialogue, so that 'two cultures can hold each other':

You've gotte talk, and really analyse words...to really get a full meaning of it... You cannot say anything without doing that...And that's how many, many things we as Aboriginal people have never described. Because it's really hard to describe to others the picture that we've got in our head. If they can't see that good picture, then there's no answer. Sometimes non-Aboriginal people go away with no answer then, and we're left with no answer as well.

Margaret Kemarre's knowledge comes through her own Akarre language, though it is in Arrernte that she shares this generous giving of her profound world view. The translations between Arrernte and English are facilitated through the respectful relationship she shares with her niece, Veronica Perrurle Dobson. (Source: Publisher's blurb)

1 6 y separately published work icon Listen Deeply : Let These Stories In Kathleen Kemarre Wallace , Judy Lovell (translator), Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2009 Z1668600 2009 single work life story (taught in 3 units) 'Renowned Eastern Arrernte painter Kathleen Kemarre Wallace tells stories of her elders and their way of life that she learnt as a child and young woman. Her storytelling illuminates the origins and beliefs of Eastern Arrernte people, and calls for respect for the ancient traditions of the altyerre spirits who brought her country into being. Kathleen's knowledge of country, law and culture shine through in her words and mesmerising paintings.' (Source: Back Cover)
1 y separately published work icon Alyawarr Picture Dictionary David Moore , David Blackman , 2004 Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2009 16986268 2004 reference children's

'Alyawarr language, is spoken every day by 1500 people in Central Australia. Most speakers live North – East of Alice Springs, spreading over the QLD border. Alyawarr -speaking communities include Awerrethel (Canteen Creek), Alepeyewenh (Hatches Creek), Epenarra, Ilperrelhelam (Lake Nash) and Mt Isa.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon A Remote Possibility : The Battle for Imparja TV Wendy Bell , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2008 Z1587094 2008 single work non-fiction 'When the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) decided to apply for a remote television satellite licence twenty years ago, success seemed a remote possibility. Winning the licence would make Imparja the first Aboriginal-controlled commercial television station, not only in Australia but the world, with a transmission footprint larger than Western Europe. CAAMA, a very new community organisation, had a battle on its hands to satisfy remote communities, two governments, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal, the media and to convince the wider public that it had the capacity to set up and run a television station. It was a big leap from community radio and recording the music of Aboriginal artists into the world of media moguls like Kerry Packer. The challenges continue to the present day, managing social and cultural integrity within one of the toughest commercial environments in Australia, along with the need to meet community expectations regarding language and cultural programming. This is a struggle against all odds, a story of heroes, densely populated with strong characters, both for and against Imparja's existence and its survival' Sourced: Publishers note (Sighted 11/05/2009)
1 1 y separately published work icon Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists Vivien Johnson , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2008 Z1550770 2008 single work bibliography Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists chronicles the beginnings of the Western Desert art movement and the phenomenal development of its founding art company over four decades. Through comprehensive and widely researched biographies of more than 200 men and women the book illuminates lives balanced between first contact and international stardom, poverty and record auction prices.

In the early 1970s, a small group of Western Desert 'painting men' at Papunya in Central Australia seized the opportunity to experiment with new techniques and materials, producing vibrant and innovative works that give enduring expression to their powerful tjukurrpa (Dreamings). In the years since, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd has made a profound contribution to the Western Desert art movement and international contemporary art. (Publisher's Notes)
1 y separately published work icon Arrernte Traditional Healing Arelhe-Kenhe Merrethene Veronica Dobson , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2007 Z1587176 2007 selected work oral history
3 Alone on the Soaks Alone on the Soaks : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger Alec Kruger , Gerard Waterford , Kadek Krishna Adidharma (translator), Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2007 2004 extract autobiography (Alone on the Soaks : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger)
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2004 2004; (p. 5-9)

— Appears in: TERRA : A Bilingual Anthology of Writing from WordStorm, the Northern Territory's Writers' Festival 2007; (p. 204-217)

'Alec Kruger was stolen as a child from his family and his country. From this early time he knew the cold and harsh reality of institutions and not the caressing love of his mother or the warmth of other close relations. Still young, he was taken again – to the cattle stations of Central Australia where, even as a boy, he was expected to display all the independence and ingenuity of someone much older.'

'In isolation. Alec faced possible death, till the arrival of Old People from country who saved him, taught him and made him culturally strong.'

'Alec Kruger spent years droving and roaming throughout the Territory and Queensland, forever seeking his place in the world. He found a sense of belonging and somewhere to call home through having his own family and with the emergence and leadership of groups such as the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation in the struggle of recognition, reconciliation and recompense.'

'Alone on the Soaks enhances our understanding of the diverse journeys of Australia’s stolen generations by offering readers intimate stories told in an original and valuable voice.' (Source: publishers blurb)

1 1 y separately published work icon Alone on the Soaks : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger Alec Kruger , Gerard Waterford , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2007 Z1401048 2007 single work autobiography

'Alec Kruger was stolen as a child from his family and his country. From this early time he knew the cold and harsh reality of institutions and not the caressing love of his mother or the warmth of other close relations. Still young, he was taken again - to the cattle stations of Central Australia where, even as a boy, he was expected to display all the independence and ingenuity of someone much older. In isolation. Alec faced possible death, till the arrival of Old People from country who saved him, taught him and made him culturally strong.

'Alec Kruger spent years droving and roaming throughout the Territory and Queensland, forever seeking his place in the world. He found a sense of belonging and somewhere to call home through having his own family and with the emergence and leadership of groups such as the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation in the struggle of recognition, reconciliation and recompense.

'Alone on the Soaks enhances our understanding of the diverse journeys of Australia's stolen generations by offering readers intimate stories told in an original and valuable voice.' Source: Publisher's blurb

1 2 y separately published work icon The Versatile Man : The Life and Times of Don Ross, Kaytetye Stockman Alexander Donald Pwerle Ross , Terry Whitebeach , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2007 Z1398291 2007 single work autobiography

'Born in Barrow Creek, north of Alice Springs, to an Aboriginal mother and a white father, Don grew up on Neutral Junction station, between two worlds: the white settler world of his grandfather and other station owners, and the Kaytetye world of his mother’s family. He knew both cultures and spoke both languages, and experienced the uneasy tension of living between the two. Don was an eager eight-year-old when he first started work in the stock camps on his grandfather’s cattle station in the early 1920s. In a series of yarns he delights in recalling the many colourful characters who crossed his path, and recollects the arduous and often dangerous life of a stockman.' (Source: IAD Press website)

1 y separately published work icon Living Alongside the Animals : Anangu Way Eileen Wani Wingfield , Emily Munyungka Austin (illustrator), Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2007 9259611 2007 single work picture book children's

'Features Yankunytjatjara and other South Australian Aboriginal cultural knowledge of local fauna, and affectionate personal stories told by respected elders about human and animal interactions...' (Source: Publisher's website)

1 6 y separately published work icon Watershed Fabienne Bayet , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2005 Z1204865 2005 single work novel (taught in 8 units)

'A haunting novel of loss and redemption, Watershed tells with great poignancy and ironic insight the story of Eve and her husband Marconi, whose son David disappeared one day in the Murray River. A novel of contemporary Australian life.' (Source: TROVE)

1 5 y separately published work icon Sweet Guy Jared Thomas , 2002 Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2005 Z1008736 2002 single work novel young adult (taught in 4 units) 'If Michael Sweet thought his early teens were difficult he's in for a shock now he's eighteen and ready to start uni. The pressures of study making new friends and moving into a co-ed college are only the beginning. When Michael sets out to woo the girl of his dreams he gets more than he bargained for. It makes dealing with his drop-kick father and the antics of his madcap surfer mate Angus seem a breeze. But life is about to dish up some surprises that help Michael meet the challenges head on.' Source: Publishers blurb. (Sighted 28/07/2009).
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