Welcome to the Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Resource

Welcome to the Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Resource


Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. Some material may contain terms that reflect authors’ views, or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded but may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

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The Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Resource contains over 580 books with additional books routinely added.

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Fun facts

Dr Helen Adam and Dr Libby Jackson-Barrett from Edith Cowan University working on children’s books that portray Aboriginal and Torres Strait children.

The trolley full of the 560 books from the ATSI database that the researchers used in their project work which focuses on the dualistic role of children’s literature in both perpetuating historical wrongs and promoting positive understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.