Batchelor Institute Press is the publishing arm of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia.

The teaching and learning resources developed at Batchelor Institute are produced primarily for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities, the majority of whom have English as a second or third language. The content of these resources has been developed by community elders, students and teaching staff with many years experience in ESL, distance learning and curriculum development

New Releases

These are a selection of our new titles.

Nga-ni Kun-red Ngarduk Man-djewk Na-kudji 'A Year in my Country'

A year in my country

This book tells a story about the life of Kune people who live near the community of Maningrida in north-central Arnhem Land, Australia. This is rich hunting country, abundant in plant and animal life, that shifts and changes through the yearly seasonal cycle.

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An-nguliny Rarrk

Maningrida Arts and Culture and Batchelor Institute Press are extremely proud to present a new book, called An‑nguliny Rarrk, celebrating the work of Gun‑nartpa artist Mick Marrawa England from Gochan Jiny-jirra in Arnhem Land.

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Nyoongar Boodja - Koomba Bardip Kooratan

Nyoongar Land - Long Story Short

An illustrated history of Nyoongar people and land from the Dreamtime to approximately 7,000 years ago. This work collates Nyoongar stories with geology and climate history.

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Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin Plants and Animals

Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from the Moyle river, plains and coast, north Australia

This book is a species rich and a culturally detailed account of the biocultural knowledge of the Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin people. It is a powerful testament to the knowledge of the senior authors, and a wonderful legacy for all future generations. The book 

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Jirigi Jinda Ardangarri, Burnarri Anja, Diigu Aagala - Birds

Jirigi Jinda Ardangarri, Burnarri Anja, Diigu Aagala – Birds: tells us the names of birds in Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara languages. The bird’s moiety, and the spiritual and seasonal knowledge associated with some birds gives an insight into the cultural importance of some birds for Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambara people.