People are advised that the materials mentioned in this Library Guide may contain names, photographs and voices of Aboriginal people who have since died.
This may cause distress to their relatives, so care and discretion should be used when viewing them.
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Berndt, Ronald M. and Phillips, E.S. (eds). The Australian Aboriginal heritage: an introduction through the arts. 2nd ed., 1978.
Horton, David (ed). The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture, 1994.
Kleinert, Sylvia, Neale, Margo and Bancroft, Robyne (eds). The Oxford companion to Aboriginal art and culture, 2000.
Sabbioni, Jennifer, Schaffer, Kay, and Smith, Sidonie (eds). Indigenous Australian voices : a reader, 1998.
Thompson, Liz (comp). Aboriginal voices : contemporary Aboriginal artists, writers and performers, 1999.
The State Library has a number of electronic resources that are useful for searching topics relating to Aboriginal Australia and the arts.
Some of these resources can only be accessed within the library and others can also be accessed from home by becoming a Home Access User.
These relevant databases are almost all available onsite and via Home Access.
Academic search premier (Ebscohost)
Indigenous Collection (Informit)
Finding articles in newspapers
The National Library of Australia Trove website provides word searchable access to more than 220 Australian newspapers, dating from 1803 to 1982, including 13 South Australian titles.
The State Library also has a number of indexes to newspapers. These can help find the particular issue of a newspaper which reports an event. See the Newspaper Collection Factsheet for more details.
In addition to the resources listed on that Factsheet, customers doing research into Aboriginal people may find the following resource helpful.
Newspaper index : references to Aborigines in Adelaide newspapers, 1836-1940. Peggy Brock: project co-ordinator. Adelaide: Aboriginal Heritage Branch, Dept. of Environment and Planning, 1989.
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