Languages & Culture

Gapuwikyak dhawu

A history of the North East Arnhem Land community of Gapuwiyak

The history of Gapuwiyak is told from a community perspective through photographs and oral histories that tell of the struggles and satisfaction in establishing Gapuwiyak community. Compiled by assistant teachers from Gapuwiyak school.

Windja yongka kwobidak bwoka baranginy

How the kangaroo got his coat

This bilingual children’s book in the Noongar Balardong language and English tells the story of how the kangaroo got his beautiful coat. An accompanying audio CD is included. A resource CD and talking book DVD are also available.

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Moondang-ak Kaaradjiny

The Carers of Everything

The first animal and human spirits must decide who will be the carers of everything. Humans are chosen and begin a journey of learning which includes both discovery and death. They have the first Dreaming about future generations, language, law and country.

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Nyingarn koorda djinanginy

Echidna looks for a friend

After asking several animals to be his friend and being rejected by all of them, Echidna feels lonely and sad. Luckily, a new friend is just around the corner. This bilingual book in Noongar Balardong and English comes in a B5 format with an accompanying audio CD in Noongar Balardong. A talking book and Resource CD are also available.

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Yongker Mir

Kangaroo and Emu

A friendship between Kangaroo and Emu turns sour when Emu secretly takes food from their shared food stores. Kangaroo is killed in a fight with Emu. The place where he died is named Yongker Mir, after the story. To this day, kangaroos and emus do not share the same food places. The book is accompanied by an audio CD. A resource CD and talking book (DVD) are also available.

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Boola Miyel

The place of many faces

Boola Miyel is where Noyitj, spirit of the dead lives. In the story of this place, a young girl breaks the law and is banished from her tribe, she is all alone until she is taken in by the spirit Noyitj.

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Yongka, Miyak

Kangaroo and Moon

A kangaroo drives his friends away by boasting and talking too much. The kangaroo is lonely and makes friends with the moon. A lively contest follows, which the moon wins. Kangaroo, however, has the last say. The book is accompanied by an audio CD. A resource CD and talking book (DVD) are also available.

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