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First Nations Book Club: Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Our First Nations Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of texts by First Nations authors.


Dec 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Story Lounge

Our First Nations Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of texts by First Nations authors. Through an informal conversation we discuss each text, explore its themes, and celebrate First Nations stories and storytellers. Everyone is welcome to attend this safe space and free wine and cheese is provided.

This session will be facilitated by Luisa Mitchell and the selected text is Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss.

Please note you are strongly encouraged to have read the selected text prior to attending this event.



What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question.

Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.

This groundbreaking collection from the Growing Up series will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more.



This event is free but please RSVP below.



There is free parking with CPP at His Majesty’s Theatre after 6pm, which is a short 5 minute walk to the Story Lounge. Likewise, access to the Perth Underground Train Station is also a 5 minute walk away.



Please note that the Story Lounge does not have a bathroom but visitors can use the public toilets across Hay Street Mall at the Enex Building.



Story Lounge would not be possible without the Humich Group who donated the Hay Street Mall shopfront to activate the CBD for local writers and artists, as well as financial support from the City of Perth and Australia Council for the Arts.


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