Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia by Samantha Faulkner | Black Inc.

Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia: A Groundbreaking Collection of Torres Strait Islander Voices, Past and Present

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About the editor

Samantha Faulkner

Samantha Faulkner is a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal woman, from Badu and Moa Islands in the Torres Strait and the Yadhaigana and Wuthathi peoples of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. Her poetry and short stories have been published nationally …

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Praise for Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia

 ‘And these [...] stories are real because, like I said, we are storytellers and it paints the picture, but it also educates [...] the people of the world, especially non-Indigenous government, what have you, but also our own peoples and our young ones, so they can pass the story.’ —Trevor Tim, National TalkBlack

Teachers' Resources


identity; culture; Australian history; Torres Strait Islander people; representation; racism; kinship; resilience

Reading age

Year Levels: 7-12


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