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IAD established IAD Press in the early 1970s as an in-house printing service producing curricula for language classes at the Institute for Aboriginal Development. We have grown over the past fifty years into a professional publishing house with a catalogue that includes:

  • Aboriginal language dictionaries and learner’s guides
  • Oral histories relating to land and culture
  • Books for children and young adults
  • Fiction, poetry and short stories
  • Books on Aboriginal art
  • Historical biographies
  • Natural histories

We have built a strong reputation nationally and internationally as an publisher of excellence. Based in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) the traditional lands of the Arrernte people, our purpose is to help:

  • Publish the work of Aboriginal writers and artists.
  • Maintain and promote Aboriginal languages and cultures.
  • Promote the many and varied stories of Aboriginal Australia.

IAD Press is committed to representing an authentic Aboriginal perspective. To ensure cultural integrity we have a highly consultative process that includes authors, contributors, and representatives of their language group or community.


IAD Press is the publishing arm of the Institute for Aboriginal Development (Aboriginal Corporation) ICN 7395, a not-for-profit Aboriginal community controlled organisation, We are endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.