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David Unaipon: Bibliography

Writings by David Unaipon

Books and pamphlets about David Unaipon

Further references to David Unaipon have been identified as part of the Indigenous Collections indexing Project.

To locate these, conduct a 'subject' search on 'Unaipon, David' in the State Library catalogue.

Periodical articles

Further references to David Unaipon have been identified as part of the Indigenous Collections indexing Project.

To locate these, conduct a 'subject' search on 'Unaipon, David' in the State Library catalogue.

Newspaper articles

You can read more historic newspaper articles from across Australia relating to David Unaipon on the Trove website.

These articles may be available to view on Trove, or if not, are available to read onsite. However, if you are unable to come into the Library you can use our Ask Us service.

Adelaide Review No.65, July 1989, pp.10-11. Philip Jones. 'A curve is a line and a line is a curve - misconceptions and misinformation about Unaipon's life and work'.

The Advertiser 18 November 1926, p.15. 'The Aborigines: Mr David Unaipon's views'. Unaipon resented implication that he had been 'disciplined for idleness' and he showed typewritten documents, 'an idle man can not produce work such as this'.

8 February 1967, p.3. 'Best known Aborigine'. Obituary David Unaipon.

9 February 1967, p.4. 'Day by Day'. David Unaipon was an inventor, a musician and a philosopher...

28 September 1995, p.3. 'Aboriginal inventor a man of note'. $50 note.

The News 2 November 1936, p.3  'David Unaipon's plea for natives'. Lack of understanding and sympathy alleged. Opposition to proposals in Aborigines Act Amendment Bill.

13 June 1953, p.11. 'David Unaipon's Coronation medal'. Living in retirement with friends at Payneham.

22 July 1959, p.10. 'David's a man in a hurry...'

10 February 1967, p.8. 'Aborigines bury leader.' Burial of David Unaipon.

Observer 10 October 1925, p.46. 'An Aboriginal intellectual'. David Unaipon.