Bilingual Books

Waakarl Kardakoor Bilya-k

The Rainbow Serpent from Blackwood River

A bilingual book in Noongar Kaniyang and English about the Blackwood River Rainbow Serpent and Kaniyang spirits' journey to the open sea. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how the Waakarl - (rainbow serpent) carries the souls the deceased Noongars along the Blackwood river and out into the Indian Ocean and their final resting place.

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Kooba Djer-Djer + Boodalang Mililyang

Red Robin and Blue Wren + Pelican and Heron

Kooba Djer-Djer wer Boodalang Mililyang are two bilingual stories in English and Noongar Wadjak. The tales tell of friendship and care and what can happen when people forget their friends. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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Karda wer Noorn

The Goanna and the Snake

Karda wer Noorn is a bilingual book in Noongar Bardalong and English about how the snake got his beautiful colours. This book is a story told to Charmaine Bennell and her mother Phyllis by the late Glen Bennell to whom the book is lovingly dedicated. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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Moodjar Yok + Djinda Widariny

The Christmas Tree Woman + Star Dancer

Moodjar Yok (Christmas Tree Woman) & Djinda Midariny (Dancing Star) are bilingual stories in Noongar Wadjak and English. These stories tell of Noongar caring for each other and their families. This title is available as a Book and Audio CD, a Resource CD, a Talking Book DVD and as a complete set.

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Yawuru Purral

Two yellow-mouth owls

Yawuru Purral - Two yellow-mouth owls. Ancestral knowledge of the Murrawarri people. This is a tale of what happens when you eat too many wild oranges. The book is a bilingual title in Murrawarri and English.

Ku Kukpi

The black-headed python

Ku Kukpi - The black-headed python tells the story of a young python who travels around the country playing with his boomerang.

As he travels through the country he gives many places their names. The young python eventually transforms at his final resting place da Itchitka.

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Ngurrunj nga Kuwinj

The emu and the frill-necked lizard

Ngurrunj nga Kuwinj - The emu and the frill-necked lizard. Ancestral knowledge of the Murrawarri people. This is the story of a cruel husband (the emu) and how he mistreated his wife (the frill-necked lizard) and how they came to look like they do today. The book is a bilingual title in Murrawarri and English.

Nhama Biggibilla Gaay

The echidna story

Nhama Biggibilla Gaay - The echidna story. Ancestral knowledge of the Yuwaaliyaay people. This story tells of how the echidna got its spines after its encounter with meat eating ants. The book is a bilingual title in Yuwaaliyaay and English.

Nhama Gilaa Wulaa Gaay

The frill-necked lizard and the galah

Nhama Gilaa Wulaa Gaay - The frill-necked lizard and the galah. Ancestral knowledge of the Yuwaaliyaay people. The story tells of how the frill-necked lizard got its frills and why the galah has pink markings on its head and chest. The book is a bilingual title in Yuwaaliyaay and English.

Waakarl

The Rainbow Serpent and how he brings rain

Waakarl is the story of the Rainbow Serpent and how he brings rain to the people of Perth in the Swan River area. The book is a bilingual title in Noongar & English. There is an accompanying Noongar audio CD, Book and audio CD not sold separately. The story is also available as a Talking Book in DVD format.

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