Rigsby, Bruce and Nicolas Peterson (eds), Donald Thomson: The man and scholar, Canberra: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with support from Museum Victoria, 2005.
Thomson, Donald, Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land, compiled and introduced by Nicolas Peterson, Carlton, Vic.: Miegunyah Press, 2003.
Allen, Lindy, 'Donald Thomson centenary: Celebrating an anthropologist ahead of his time', Melbourne University Magazine, 2001, pp. 20-1.
Thomson of Arnhem Land [videorecording], Film Australia in association with John Moore Productions Pty. Ltd., Lindfield, N.S.W.: Film Australia, 2000.
Thomson, Donald, N.T.S.R.U., 1941-1943: Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit, text and photographs from the report of Sqn Leader Donald Thomson, Nhulunbuy, N.T.: Yirrkala Literature Production Centre, 1992.
Thomson, Donald, Children of the dreamtime: Traditional family life in Aboriginal Australia, Ringwood, Vic.: Viking O'Neil, 1989.
Ramsay, E. G., Aboriginal artefacts in the Donald Thomson collection : a microfiche catalogue , Melbourne: University of Melbourne and the Museum of Victoria, 1987.
Thomson, Donald, Donald Thomson's Mammals and fishes of northern Australia, ed. and ann. Joan M. Dixon and Linda Huxley, Melbourne: Nelson, 1985.
Hogarth, Christine, Donald Thomson in Irian Jaya, thesis, James Cook University,1984.
Mortuary objects from North East Arnhem Land and Cape York Peninsula: The Donald Thomson Collection (exhibition catalogue), Parkville, Vic.: University Gallery, University of Melbourne, 1983.
Thomson, Donald, Children of the wilderness, South Yarra, Vic.: Currey O'Neil, 1983.
Thomson, Donald, Donald Thomson in Arnhem Land, compiled and introduced by Nicolas Peterson, Melbourne: Currey O'Neil, 1983.
Thomson, Donald, Bindibu country, Melbourne: Thomas Nelson, 1975.
Thomson, Donald, Kinship and behaviour in North Queensland: A preliminary account of kinship and social organization on Cape York Peninsula, ed. H.W. Scheffler, Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1972.
Thomson, Donald, Names and naming in the Wik Monkan tribe, [195-?]
Thomson, Donald, Economic structure and the ceremonial exchange cycle in Arnhem Land, Melbourne: Macmillan, 1949.
Thomson, Donald, An Arnhem Land adventure, Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1948.
Thomson, Donald, Anthropological studies in North Queensland: With supporting papers on the natural history of the region, D.Sc thesis, University of Melbourne, 1936.