Koorlbardi wer Waardong tells the story of how the magpie and the crow got their patterns. It is a bilingual children's book in Noongar Balardong and English, and comes with an accompanying audio CD. A talking book DVD in Noongar with English subtitles is also available.
Mirnang Waangkaniny tells of five important dreaming stories for the Albany region. The book helps us to learn about Mirnang country, its ancestors and the creation of Albany’s beautiful and unique landscape. This beautifully illustrated book is written in Noongar and English so that the whole community can learn and appreciate the importance of Noongar culture. The author has included images of significant sites so that when you visit these sites you will know a little of their ancestral history.
Ngalang Wongi Ngalang Boodja tells eight important dreaming stories belonging to the Noongar Wudjari and Ngatju clans. The stories teach us about the creation of significant sites in the Esperance region, their importance to Wudjari and Ngatu people and why this beautiful country is the way it is today. This beautifully illustrated book is written in Noongar and English so that the whole community can learn and appreciate the importance of Noongar culture.
Nyoongar Dictionary by the Rt. Rev. Bernard Rooney OSB, Emeritus Abbot of New Norcia. The book includes a comprehensive dictionary of the Nyoongar language focusing on what is now known as the northern dialect. Divided into two sections, NyoongarEnglish and EnglishNyoongar, the dictionary is the result of the author’s own grassroots experience of Nyoongar as a spoken language and offers the fruits of his extensive research into the available written sources.
Mosquito Dreaming tells the story of the events that lead to the mosquito creation sites. It is a bilingual book beautifully illustrated showing the country of the Marri Ngarr Rak Dirrangara people and how the mosquito men came to transform and make their Dreaming sites. The country for Marri Ngarr Rak Dirranga people is on the Moyle Plain in the Wadeye region of the Northern Territory, Australia.
Kaawar Jack Williams and Averil Dean Noongar Wilman Kaawar is the story of how the red-capped parrots were scared by the waalitj (eagle) and as they scattered they scraped their legs across a hill in the Stirling Ranges in WA. The marks left by the Kaawar can still be seen, along with the pathways they created through the hills.
The Noongar people always used these pathways created by the kaawar as they fled from the waalitj. This beautifully illustrated book has an accompanying audio CD with Averil telling the story for her family.
This book contains six Wadjak stories composed by Theresa Walley and illustrated by herself, her daughter Cheryl Martin and granddaughter Biara Martin.
Yok Waakarl wer Yondok – Rainbow Serpent and Crocodile, tells of the creation of the rivers, lakes and waterholes is Wadjak country. It is a story of romance and courage as the mother Rainbow Serpent fights the crocodile from the north to protect Noongar Country. Many Noongar place names are included in this story as we travel with the Waakarl on her journey through Wadjak country.
The fifteen stories in this collection were unearthed from the Battye Library achieves and are a unique compilation of legends from Bibulmun and Wardandi Noongar country documented by Debra Buller-Murphy. Buller-Murphy’s uncle, Alfred John Bussell who had also prepared a Dordenup Wongie manuscript of the dialect, compiled the word lists and examples of sentence in Buller-Murphy’s manuscript.
................................................................................................ Djerap is an amazing resource that has been a couple of years in the making. Djerap is a very significant publication because it is the first Noongar book to include the three contemporary Noongar dialects in one book.
The cover shows the two moieties of the Noongar Nation; Waardong (Australian Raven) and Manatj (Western Long-billed Corella), representing Noongar people standing together to revive their language and culture.
................................................................................................ The Jardiwanpa ceremony celebrates the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral inland taipan snake, on a journey northwards through Warlpiri country.
This book presents stories from the Gun-nartpa people who live in North-Central Arnhem Land. An-nguliny clan leader and celebrated artist England Banggala tells of Ancestral Spirits who created the country around Gochan Jiny-jirra on the Cadell River, and who are celebrated in ceremonies and visual arts. Banggala and other elders also tell stories from the old days, when hunting, bush foods, warfare and sorcery were part of everyday life. They describe the Second World War, the coming of the Welfare Time and the settlement of Maningrida and outstations.
Kawarla or coolamons are an important part of Gurindji culture. They are used to carry young babies, collect bush foods and medicines and they have an important place in many ceremonies. Kawarla: How to Make a Coolamon book and accompanying DVD shows how coolamons are carved and the types of trees used to make them. An innovation of the book is the use of QR codes so the reader can hear the words spoken by Gurindji elders.
Flora and fauna knowledge of the Wadjiginy, Emmiyangal and Mendheyangal people of the north-west Top End, Australia.
The results of a study of Wadjiginy, Emmiyangal and Mendheyangal plants and animals knowledge conducted by biocultural knowledge custodians with scientific support are presented. Batjamalh, Emmi and Mendhe names and uses of plants and animals, scientific names and common English names for 213 plants and 390 animals are included. The book has colour images of the Authors and some of the plants and animals of their country. The identification illustrations of the plants and animals are in black and white.