Clarence Regional Library acknowledges the Bundjalung, Gumbaingirr and Yaegl peoples as the traditional custodians of these lands on which our libraries are located.
In 2020 we are inviting Bundjalung, Gumbaingirr and Yaegl peoples to submit artwork or design as part of a competition to promote Clarence Regional Library’s Aboriginal Collection.
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.
You can access Blackwords with your Clarence Regional Library membership. Register your card here.
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