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Celebrate Indigenous creators

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, our Library is proud to shine a spotlight on the contributions of Australian Indigenous writers and creators.

NAIDOC Week, 7-14 July, celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It has been running since 1975.

Visit the Main and Law Libraries this week for displays or explore our collection online.


The Library has curated a collection of works by First Australian authors and film makers.

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Or see the works we have by these creators.


Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton is an Australian film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. His debut feature film Samson and Delilah won the Caméra d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the award for Best Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. He also won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Film in 2017 for Sweet Country. Thornton is a Kaytetye man born and raised in Alice Springs -- Wikipedia

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Anita Heiss

Anita Marianne Heiss is an Aboriginal Australian author, poet, cultural activist and social commentator. She is an advocate for Indigenous Australian literature and literacy, through her writing for adults and children and her membership of boards and committees. Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. -- Wikipedia

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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is an Australian novelist of Aboriginal Australian ancestry. He is a descendant of the Noongar people of Western Australia. Scott has written five novels and a children's book, and has had poetry and short stories published in a range of anthologies. -- Wikipedia

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Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton is an Aboriginal Australian writer and academic. Langton is known for her activism in the Indigenous rights arena. Marcia Langton grew up in south-central Queensland and Brisbane as a descendant of the Yiman and Bidjara heritage, both groups being Aboriginal Australian peoples. -- Wikipedia

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