Ngoonjook seeks to make relevant material available to an Indigenous readership and to all those interested in Indigenous Australian issues. Themes explored include: education, health, cultural identity, natural and cultural resource management, the arts and linguistics.
Mosquito Dreaming tells the story of the events that lead to the mosquito creation sites. It is a bilingual book beautifully illustrated showing the country of the Marri Ngarr Rak Dirrangara people and how the mosquito men came to transform and make their Dreaming sites.
................................................................................................ The Jardiwanpa ceremony celebrates the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral inland taipan snake, on a journey northwards through Warlpiri country.
This book presents stories from the Gun-nartpa people who live in North-Central Arnhem Land. An-nguliny clan leader and celebrated artist England Banggala tells of Ancestral Spirits who created the country around Gochan Jiny-jirra on the Cadell River, and who are celebrated in ceremonies and visual arts.
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 plants and animals knowledge conducted by biocultural knowledge custodians with scientific support are presented. Batjamalh, Emmi and Mendhe names and uses of plants and animals, scientific names and common English names for 213 plants and 390 animals are included.
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.
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.
Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from the east Kimberley, north Australia
This book is the result of a study of Gija plant and animal knowledge conducted by biocultutral knowledge custodians with a linguist and biologist are presented. Gija names and uses of plants and animals, specific names and common English names of 215 plants and 247 animals are included.
Bicultural knowledge of the Jingili and Mudburra people of Murranji, Marlinja, Warranganku (Beetaloo) and Kulumindini (Elliott)
This landmark publication has been three years in the making and brings together the work of senior Jingulu and Mudburra elders in collaboration with a biologist and linguists. The focus on Jingulu and Mudburra names and uses for 186 plants and 245 animals represents the largest scope of its kind with the book existing as the Northern Territory Botanical Bulletin No. 49.
Based on research to emerge from the Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Australian Aboriginal Education and Research at Edith Cowan University and the Western Australian Aboriginal Journey Ways Project through Main Roads Western Australia, this study documents personal, traditional and archaeological knowledge relating to the main coastal and inland routes throughout the state over the millennia.