Written by a mother and son duo, this brightly illustrated picture book is a jubilant journey through a child's home country that celebrates the joys of nature and emphasizes forming a connection with place. In simple and lyrical prose, this narrative offers an indigenous Australian perspective of life as it connects traditional and contemporary experiences in a ways that children can understand.
Annaliese Porter was only eight years old when she wrote The Outback. She has captured the Australian outback in all its moods in this moving bush ballad about the country’s vast interior. The Outback, illustrated by respected Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft, depicts recognisable Australian landscapes and animals such as Uluru, dingoes, cockatoos, snakes and goannas. A stunning picture book destined to become an Australian classic.
Passed down from generation to generation by the Kandiwal Aboriginal community, this engaging story explains how the scaly-tailed possum got its scaly tail and how the echidna--one of Australia's most unusual mammals--got its spikes. Vividly illustrated by Kandiwal children, this traditional tale is not only entertaining but also educational as it provides photographs and descriptions of these two...
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Stytrait Islander Studies is a great resource for Journals, Books both fiction and non-fiction, research. Well worth looking through what they have to offer.