The Australian Sikh Heritage Reading List

If you are interested in Australian Sikh Heritage, then you will no doubt be interested in reading some good books on this topic. Please find below a list of some of the books we have come across that have helped us with our research and are definitely worth looking into. 

Len Kenna and Crystal Jordan's work:

L Kenna, Are Indians an Ethnic Minority? Volume 1: Discovering Victoria, Jika Publishing, 2008

L Kenna,  Are Indians an Ethnic Minority? Volume 2: Camels & Trailblazers, Australian Indian Historical Society Pty Ltd, 2013

L Kenna, Are Indians an Ethnic Minority? Volume 3: Horses and Walers, Australian Indian Historical Society Pty Ltd, 2013

L Kenna,  Are Indians an Ethnic Minority? Volume 4: Hawkers, Australian Indian Historical Society Pty Ltd, 2013

L Kenna and C Jordan, Are Indians an Ethnic Minority? Volume 5: A Pictorial History, Australian Indian Historical Society Pty Ltd, 2013

L Kenna, It Happened in Heywood/The Hawker, Jika Publishing, 2001

These books can be purchased from the Australian Indian Historical Society's website by clicking here.

Other books of Australian Sikh Heritage significance:

C Stevens, Tin Mosques & Ghantowns: A History of Afghan Cameldrivers in Australia, Oxford University Press, 1989

J Westrip and P Holroyde, Colonial Cousins: A Surprising History of Connections Between India and Australia, Wakefield Press, 2010

T Lewis and P Ingman, Zero Hour in Broome: The untold story of the attacks on northwest Australia in 1942, Avonmore Books, 2010

J Steward,  Manjimup and the Warren District, Express Print, 2008

A Muir, Settler Footprints from Star: Muir Family, Triton Corporate, 2005

M Allen, 'Otim Singh in White Australia' in Something Rick & Strange: Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in The AntipodesS Hosking, R Hosking, R Pannell and Nena Bierbaum (eds), Wakefield Press, 2009

Fiction

D Martin, The Man in the Red Turban, Hutchinson Group Pty Ltd, 1978