Newly bookmarked on Delicious

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , |

Barani Sydney’s indigenous history: this City of Sydney website provides information in themes including people and place, first contact, government policy and significant people. It includes a glossary and timeline

Close The Gap Information about Australian indigenous health and the Close the Gap campaign on the Australian Human Rights Commission web site.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Bringing Them Home oral history interviews This is a National Library of Australia website featuring oral history interviews with people who were involved in or affected by the removal of Indigenous children from their families.

Mountains of Help The web version of the directory recently launched at Springwood library providing advice about support services for young people in the Blue Mountains

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New on Delicious from the reference desk

Posted on March 22, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , |

National Library of Australia e-Books The National Library of Australia’s electronic books (eBooks) are available as free downloads

A History of Aboriginal Sydney This site is intended for use in schools, especially in Sydney, by Aboriginal families and organisations, by the non-Indigenous people of Sydney who wish to know and share more of the lives and achievements of Australia’s first peoples.

 

Data Australia  Australian government public information datasets

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New to Reference

Posted on June 3, 2010. Filed under: Books, Reference | Tags: , , , |

A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory / Jim Wafer, Amanda Lissarrague and Jean Harkins

New South Wales was the first part of Australia to be colonised, so the written records of the state’s Indigenous languages go back more than 200 years.

The handbook is a guide to Aboriginal languages, with illustrative vocabularies. It is divided into two parts: the first part, which includes maps, is a survey of the Indigenous languages of NSW and the ACT, giving information about dialects, locations, and resources available for language revitalisation; the second part provides word-lists in practical spelling for 42 distinct language varieties. There is also useful information on contact languages, sign languages and kinship classification, as well as an appendix on place names.

Held in Springwood Reference

Issues and Opinions Volume 1

By the editors of Issues in Society, Issues and Opinions Volume 1 is the first book in an ongoing series of annual volumes, featuring collections of recently published opinions on a range of contemporary Australian social issues which have been the focus of public debate.

Each chapter comprises a concise introduction to a given issue, followed by a variety of thought-provoking opinions from media commentators, politicians, academics and interest groups. Each chapter ends with a compilation of pros and cons in the debate, and a list of relevant websites for further research.

There are 12 chapters in this book, each featuring a topic for debate: Stem cell research; Climate change; Globalisation; Child care; Australia’s federal system of government; Food advertising and children; Multiculturalism; Intervention in indigenous communities; Criminal justice and punishment; Internet censorship; Australian bill of rights; Legalisation of illicit drugs;

Held in Blaxland, Katoomba and Springwood Reference.

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The Bringing Them Home oral history interviews

Posted on February 22, 2010. Filed under: Web sites | Tags: , , , |

To mark the second anniversary of the apology to members of the Stolen Generations, the National Library has launched a special website featuring the oral history interviews with people who were involved in or affected by the removal of Indigenous children from their families.

The aim of the project has been to collect and preserve the stories of affected Indigenous people and others, including police, missionaries and administrators.

The Bringing Them Home interviews are being made available in consultation with the people interviewed or their next of kin.

The link has been added to our recommended sites. Check it out here.

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