NAIDOC week – great resources for loan!

Why not celebrate NAIDOC Week  from 2-9 July with State Library of Queensland resources including: books by Indigenous authors or with an Indigenous theme, book club sets, reserve collections, audio books and storytelling kits – available for loan to all Queensland public libraries.

Book club sets

More than 250 book club sets are available for loan and include: Indigenous themes, by Indigenous authors, award winners, fiction and non-fiction, and Australian classics.

Book Club Sets

Book Club Sets

Book club set titles available with Indigenous titles are indicated by an asterisk and include:

  • Closer to Stone by Simon Cleary
  • Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
  • Cockatoo: My life in Cape York/Stories and Art by Roy McIvor
  • Coonardoo by Katherine Suzannah Pritchard
  • Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neerven
  • Heaven I Swallowed by Rachael Hennessy
  • In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward
  • Listening to Country by Ros Moriarty
  • Not Just Black and White by Lesley and Tammy Williams
  • Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller
  • Ronnie: Tasmanian Songman by Ronnie Summers with Helen Gee
  • Swann Book by Alexis Wright
  • Tiddas by Anita Heiss
  • Who am I? the Diary of Mary Talence , Sydney, 1937 by Anita Heiss

Reserve collection

Want to use some classic Indigenous picture books at your storytelling time for NAIDOC Week?

Reserve collection

Reserve collection

Several out-of-print titles are available from the junior reserve collection including:

  • Black Duck and Water Rat written and illustrated by Percy Trezise and Mary Haginikitas
  • Gidja written and illustrated by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey
  • Lasca and Her Pups by Percy Trezise
  • Land of the Dingo People by Percy Trezise
  • Magic Firesticks by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey
  • The Milky Way by Narritjan Maymuru
  • Quinkins by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey
  • Turramulli the Giant Quinkin written by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey

Audio books

Keep your eye open for Indigenous titles in your audio book loan which are available in a range of formats including MP3, DVD and Playaway.

Audio Books

Audio Books

Some Indigenous themed titles in audio format to look out for include:

  • Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  • Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington
  • Gun Ringer by Geoff Allen
  • Ghost River by Tony Birch
  • Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko
  • Not Just Black and White by Lesley and Tammy Williams
  • Secret River by Kate Grenville

The junior storytelling resources include over 300 items including a badge-making machine which is available for loan for your library activities.

For lists of popular Indigenous titles see the Book List tab on the RLQ online catalogue.  Books lists Australian Indigenous Fiction and Australian Indigenous Memoirs can provide further suggestions for Indigenous themed resources this NAIDOC Week.

To order any titles from the collection complete the appropriate online form.  You can view all the titles via the RLQ online catalogue. For assistance contact pld@slq.qld.gov.au