Batchelor 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.

Family Readers Series (English)

This is a series of seven books about family relationships. Each book takes the children on an adventure with a different family member. We see dolphins with Mum at the beach, and go fishing with Dad at the river.

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Mer Angenty-warn alhem

Travelling to Angenty country

Angenty is a sacred waterhole in Anmatyerr and Warlpiri country, to the north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. This book is about a family visit to this place. Men, women and children camped in the riverbed and the elders told stories about the ancestral spirits of this country.

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Gurr-goni to English Dictionary

Gurr-goni is a langauge spoken by people in North-Central Arnhem Land, in and near the township of Maningrida. It has a small group of speakers; however, Gurr-goni children still learn their language and speak it at home and on country. This dictionary has been compiled by Rebecca Green and Leila Nimbadja, who started working together on Gurr-goni language in 1988.

Batjamalh, Emmi and Mendhe Plants and Animals.

Flora and fauna knowledge of the Wadjiginy, Emmiyangal and Mendheyangal people of the north-west Top End, Australia.

The results of a study of Wadjiginy, Emmiyangal and Mendheyangal planta nd animal knowledge conducted by biocultural knowldege custodians with scientific support are presented.  Batjamalh, Emmi and Mendhe names and uses of plants and animals, scientif names and common English names for 213 plants and 390 animals are included.