Bilingual Books

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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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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