Territory Reads Under the Tree
If you’re wondering what to get the book lovers in your life this Christmas, perhaps some original NT works might tickle their fancy? Our friends at NT Writers’ Centre have put together some hot titles to make gift giving easy. Legends.
Unmaking Angas Downs
By Shannyn Palmer
Winner of the 2023 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award. This nuanced work of history seeks to unmake mythologies of pioneers, pastoralism and possession in the Northern Territory.
By Violet Wadrill, Topsy Dodd, Leah Leaman & others
Tamarra: A Story of Termites on Gurindji Country is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated science book that takes us into the life of termites through the stories of the Gurindji People. For kids and adults alike.
By Vincent Namatjira
“I hope that art can change the world.” An astute observer of life, Vincent Namatjira takes us on a journey through his artwork and worldview in this beautifully illustrated book.
Hope is the Thing
By Johanna Bell & Erica Wagner
An ode to the wonderful world of birds and the healing power of nature, inspired by Emily Dickinson’s famous poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers. A stunningly illustrated book for all ages.
By Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group with Dr Genevieve Campbell
This beautifully designed book brings together songs and stories sung by the Ngarukuruwala Women’s Group from Tiwi Islands, offering an insight into Tiwi culture and many lifetimes of sung knowledge.
By Caroline Graham & Kylie Stevenson
Before there was a Netflix series – there was the book! Still one of Australia's greatest mysteries set in one of our most intriguing towns, this book is a rollicking read and a perfect gift for lovers of true crime and unsolved mysteries.