Clarence Regional Library acknowledges the Bundjalung, Gumbaingirr and Yaegl peoples as the traditional custodians of these lands on which our libraries are located.
Did you know your library supports Aboriginal culture and literature?
These resources ranges from artworks, photographs, printed books (including junior fiction and non-fiction) as well as local studies.
Items are highlighted by the Aboriginal Flag label.
10 indigenous authors you can find in your library
- Alexis Wright
- Kim Scott
- Melissa Lucashenko
- Anita Heiss (Many of the titles in Anita’s challenge lists below are not held in the library)
- Vivienne Cleven
- Ambelin Kwaymullina
- Bruce Pascoe
- Larissa Behrendt
- Tony Birch
- Ali Cobby Eckermann
Blackwords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writing and Storytelling
Blackwords is an online database where you can find information about the lives and careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers. Also, you can find out about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications that are available, information about publishers of indigenous works and see what research has been done in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander literature.
To view the Blackwords database, you will need to register your Clarence Regional Library membership card, this will allow you to gain access to the State Library of NSW eResources collection including the AusLit database Blackwords.
Once you are registered:
- click the Browse eResources option
- select Literature and Language
- select AusLit to view Blackwords
Useful local information
- Breimba – Lindt Research Project (project documents held at Grafton Library)
- Clarence Valley Aboriginal Heritage Study
- Lower Clarence Aboriginal Tourist Site Drive – download brochure
- Gurehlgam community service
- Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
- Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative