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Biography

Anita is a writer, poet, activist, social commentator and academic. She is the author of Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon, I’m not racist, but... and My Story: the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Young People's History Prize. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, but grew up in Matraville, Sydney. Anita describes herself as a concrete Koori with a Westfield dreaming - a city chick whose idea of Survivor is a night in a caravan.
http://www.randomhouse.com.au/Author/Heiss,%20Anita

Welcome to Anita Heiss online!

http://anitaheissblog.blogspot.com/


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@AnitaHeiss I'm Wiradjuri. I write. I publish. I perform. I travel. I choose to be positive. I eat chocolate therefore I am. My showreel: http://vimeo.com/16712362

Anita’s Black Book Challenge (BBC)

Most of us have heard of the BBC’s Book Challenge listing 100 books. Somewhere (probably on Facebook) it was claimed that most people had only read 6 of the 100. When I first read the list I wondered what an Indigenous list might look like, and how many books most Australians would have read in terms of home grown Indigenous literature.

http://anitaheissblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/anitas-bbc-black-book-choice-reading.html

Why Mr Jongen thinks that you should read Anita Heiss

Here are the Anita Heiss books that we have at olmclibrary. Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming are on order
Sacred cows [on order]
Heiss, Anita

Book
Fiction


Who am I? : the diary of Mary Talence
Heiss, Anita
305.89915 HEI
Book
Fiction


Barani [website]
Heiss, Anita
306.0899915 HEI
Website



I'm not racist but… : a colleciton of social observations
Heiss, Anita
A 821.3 HEI
Book
Non Fiction


Who am I? : the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney, 1937
Heiss, Anita
CS HEI
Book
Class Set


Avoiding Mr Night
Heiss, Anita
FIC HEI
Book
Fiction


Not meeting Mr Right
Heiss, Anita
JF HEI
Book
Fiction





Want to take up the Anita Heiss Black Book Challenge - try but remember not all these titles are by Koori writers.

Title
Author
Call Number
Media
Location
Sublocation
Available
Aboriginal History - Life stories & Aboriginal views


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Memories of Jimmy Cook


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Yarning up


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A great landscape : Indigenous music in Australia


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Ten canoes


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Sacred cows [on order]
Heiss, Anita

Book
Fiction
N/A
0
The Making Of Modern Australia - Part 1: The Australian Child


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Indigenous Australia
Australian Museum
298 IND
Website



Living Aboriginal history of Victoria stories in the oral tradition
Fowell, Derek
305.899 15 JAC
Book
Non Fiction
N/A
1
The stolen children : their stories
Bird, Carmel
305.899 15 STO
Book
Fiction
N/A
2
Who am I? : the diary of Mary Talence
Heiss, Anita
305.89915 HEI
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Barani [website]
Heiss, Anita
306.0899915 HEI
Website



Aboriginal stories of Australia
Reed, A.W.
398.2 REE
Book
Non Fiction
N/A
1
Yorro yorro : Aboriginal creation and the renewal of nature : rock paintings and stories from the Australian Kimberley
Malnic, Jutta
572.994 MOW
Book
Non Fiction
N/A
1
I'm not racist but… : a colleciton of social observations
Heiss, Anita
A 821.3 HEI
Book
Non Fiction
N/A
1
Yarra healing : meeting the Kulin nation
Catholic Education Office (Melbourne, Vic.)
CD-ROM 994.51 YAR
Electronic resource
Non Fiction
N/A
0
Who am I? : the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney, 1937
Heiss, Anita
CS HEI
Book
Class Set
N/A
33
The apology to the stolen generations of Australia

DVD 2831
Videorecording
Videos
N/A
1
In our own right : black Australian nurses' stories
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses
DVD 610.73 INO
Videorecording
Videos
N/A
1
One night the moon

DVD 791.43 ONE
Videorecording
Videos
N/A
1
Home
Behrendt, Larissa
FIC BEH
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
The secret river
Grenville, Kate
FIC GRE
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
The secret river
Grenville, Kate
FIC GRE
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Avoiding Mr Night
Heiss, Anita
FIC HEI
Book
Fiction
N/A
0
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Keneally, Thomas
FIC KEN
Book
Fiction
N/A
2
Love like water
McDonald, Meme
FIC MCD
Book
Fiction
N/A
3
Coonardoo
Prichard, Katharine Susannah
FIC PRI
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Plains of promise
Wright, Alexis
FIC WRI
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Paper bags and dreams
Dobbie, Fran
JF DOB
Book



Barefoot kids
Hawke, Steve
JF HAW
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Not meeting Mr Right
Heiss, Anita
JF HEI
Book
Fiction
N/A
0
The burnt stick
Hill, Anthony
JF HIL
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
The girl with no name
Lowe, Pat
JF LOW
Book
Fiction
N/A
6
Njunjul the sun
McDonald, Meme
JF MCD
Book
Fiction
N/A
2
Gracey
Moloney, James
JF MOL
Book
Fiction
N/A
4
Angela
Moloney, James
JF MOL
Book
Fiction
N/A
4
The Barrumbi kids
Norrington, Leonie
JF NOR
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
The spirit of Barrumbi
Norrington, Leonie
JF NOR
Book
Fiction
N/A
1
Leaving Barrumbi
Norrington, Leonie
JF NOR
Book
Fiction
N/A
3
Idjhil
Bell, Helen
PB BEL
Book
Picture Book
N/A
1
Roughtail : the dreaming of the roughtail lizard and other stories told by the Kukatja
Gill, Lucille
PB GRE
Book
Picture Book
N/A
1
Ernie dances to the didgeridoo
Lester, Alison
PB LES
Book
Picture Book
N/A
1
The rabbits
Marsden, John
PB MAR
Book
Picture Book
N/A
0
You and me : our place
Norrington, Leonie
PB NOR
Book
Picture Book
N/A
1
The cave painters
Trezise, Percy
PB TRE
Book
Picture Book
N/A
1
Land of the snake people
Trezise, Percy
PB TRE
Book
Picture Book
N/A
2
The dreaming of Aboriginal Australia : a large collection of inspirational stories
Ellis, Jean A.
TR 398.209 94 DRE
Book
Non fiction Teacher Reference
N/A
2