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Indigenous Understanding MYBennies: Literature


Acknowledgement of Country

Mount St Benedict College acknowledges and pays respect to the past and present traditional custodians and elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ancestors have walked this country and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and linguistic identity.

Visitors should be aware that this Research Guide may contain images or documentation relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are deceased.

Finding Resources in Accessit


Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


First Nations Australia Writers Network

First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers, poets and storytellers. This is their 'honour roll' of important indigenous authors.


You may know his face from Australia's $50 note, but David Unaipon was a Ngarrindjeri man, author, revolutionary inventor, preacher and activist.

Anita Heiss AM is an Aboriginal Australian author, poet, cultural activist and social commentator.


World Book


BlackWords provides access to a vast record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and their publications.


The information and resources contained in this guide provide a resources around reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions, within the specific Subject/Learning Area of English and Literature.