Welcome to IAD Press
For more than 50 years IAD Press has published quality books of cultural integrity celebrating Aboriginal knowledge from the heart of Australia.
Explore our books on plants and medicines, land and culture, arts and artists, dictionaries and language learning!
Browse our histories and biographies, our stories and poems, our cards and journals.
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The Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) was founded 52 years ago to teach classes on Aboriginal language, law, health and other topics to help all people understand each other and live together. IAD Press began very small -- by publishing learning resources for IAD classes using early copy machines. Those class worksheets gradually grew into full course curricula, and continued to grow into textbooks for IAD students, and finally into textbooks for students throughout central Australia and the world. Throughout these changes IAD Press has kept our focus on education: about the language, culture, history and land of central Australia, and on helping people live together.
We thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about our story, and hope our publications help build greater understanding!
IAD Press supports the Aboriginal people of central Australia to write, design, produce and publish works on their language, culture, history, land and arts.
We share those works around the world to build greater understanding and respect.