Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists. And, thanks to Sunshine Coast Libraries, families now have a wealth of First Nations resources at their fingertips, to discover and learn about the world’s oldest culture.
- Day break by Amy McQuire with Matt Chun
- Hello and welcome by Gregg Dreise
- Our home, our heartbeat by Adam Briggs and illustrated by Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra
- Tell ‘em! by Katrina Germein
- Respect by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson
- Welcome to country by Aunty Jo Murphy and Lisa Kennedy
- Baby business by Jasmine Seymour
- Kabi Kabi kids : stories from under the Bunya by Kerry Neill ; ill. Jessica Foulds
Junior Non Fiction
- Young Dark Emu : A Truer history by Bruce Pascoe
- Welcome to country : an introduction to our first people for young Australians by Marcia Langton
- Cooee mittigar : a story on Darug songlines by Jasmine Seymore and Leanne Mulgo Watson
- Nganga : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words and phrases by Aunty Fay Muir and Sue Lawson
- Kulinmaya! Keep listening, everybody! by Mumu Mike Williams
- Kunyi by Kunyi June Anne McInerney
- The girl from the Great Sandy Desert by Jukuna Mona Chuguna and Pat Lowe
- Loving country : a guide to sacred Australia by Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou
- Bush tukka guide by Samantha Martin
Stream these First Nations eMovies on Beamafilm for free with your library membership card:
- The Song Keepers (E ) – Four generations of song women that make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir go on a historic journey.
- Boxing for Palm Island (E ) – Uncle Ray has brought back boxing to Palm Island and with it a new era of hope, strength and courage.
- Emu Runner (PG) – A story about the impact a mother’s death has on an Aboriginal family living in an isolated community.
- In My Blood it Runs (PG) – Follow Dujuan as his family endeavour to keep him safe in the Western world by grounding him in language, culture and identity.
Borrow First Nations puzzles and toys from the Toy Library.
Discover local artwork, history and culture through Sunshine Coast Council’s Heritage website:
Visit Bankfoot House to immerse yourself in a historical VR experience showcasing First Nations culture, ceremony and daily life in the Glass House Mountains.
Compiled by Karen Gawen, Young People’s Services Supervisor, Sunshine Coast Libraries.