Resources & Links

The Black Inc website has a great range of teaching resources about Nona & Me to download including:

If you are interested in finding out more about Yolngu culture I highly recommend the book Welcome to My Country by Laklak Burarrwanga and family. You can read a bit about the book and an interview with the author here.

Or if you are lucky enough to be able to travel, you can organise to visit Bawaka yourself – they even do school excursions!

Nona & Me is set against the political backdrop of the Northern Territory Intervention. Whilst all the events in the novel happened, they are based on people’s recollections and may not be completely accurate in terms of time frame. If you want to learn more about the Intervention try these sites:

For a comprehensive timeline of Aboriginal history, from ancient history to the modern day have a look at this great timeline.

This is a great short video about life in Yirrkala by some of the Yirrkala school students.

And this is an awesome hip-hop piece called ‘Knowledge is Power’ made by many young people from Yirrkala at the Garma Festival 2015.

Key political speeches:

Organisations working to make things better:

Other interesting related links: