Refugee Council of Australia

Australian books

This category is for books about Australia.

Rising Heart

Aminata Conteh-Biger was one of the first Sierra-Leonean women to be granted refugee status to Australia (in 2000) after being kidnapped during the violent 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone.


A book telling the story of the forced displacement of Sudeten Germans from former Czechoslovakia after WWII and eventual arrival in Australia through eyes of young child. 

The Little Refugee

Based on the autobiographical novel by comedian Anh Do, this book tells the inspiring and uplifting story of Anh’s family from their dangerous journey by boat from Vietnam to their struggle to establish a new life in...

Jumping to Heaven

Children from Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Herzegovina, Iraq, Sudan, and Vietnam who have come to Australia to escape persecution are given a voice in this collection of short stories compiled from interviews with...