Bilingual Books

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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Koodjal-Koodjal Djookan

Four sisters: the legend of the Southern Cross

This is the story of the southern cross star formation. Four sisters go to a sacred place and are chased away by men who attack them with spears. The women escape the spears by fleeing to the sky, where they become the Southern Cross. The book comes with an audio CD. A resource CD and talking book (DVD) are also available.

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Awu wedjiwurang

Wallaroo

Wallaroo and Emu meet in Wallaroo country. Wallaroo wants Emu to leave, but Emu refuses. They fight to the death. Their spirits travel to their final resting places.

This bilingual book in Marri Tjevin and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Tjevin. A talking book DVD is also available.

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A-wanybi, a-muying i a-vilimindji

The mud crab, the magpie goose and the pied cormorant

This is the story of Mud Crab man, Magpie Goose man and Pied Cormorant man who meet together to dance a corroboree. This bilingual book in Magati Ke and English has an accompanying audio CD in Magati Ke. A talking book is also available.

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A-wurrumbun-ga na Ninderrpil i na Ngindjirridi

Saltwater crocodile at Ninderrpil and Ngindjirridi

A vicious crocodile lives in the Moyle River in the Northern Territory, attacking people as they try to cross the river. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A talking book DVD is also available.

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Mi-tjiwilirr i wulumen Tulh

Hairy cheeky yam and old man Tulh

Old Man Tulh comes back from hunting and is hungry. He eats a cheeky yam that isn’t cooked properly, which makes him angry.

This bilingual book in Marri Amu and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Amu. A Talking Book DVD is also available.

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A-ngarryi yagatiya

Emu Dreaming

A family of emus travel across the country in search of food, finally making their dreaming site at Nganmarriyanga. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A Talking Book DVD is also available separately.

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Muli kanybubi tjitjuk kawuny na yagatiya

The two mermaids’ dreaming place

Two mermaids travel from their dreaming site at Altjama, across the Moyle River flood plains to Yederr and back to Altjama. This bilingual book in Marri Ngarr and English has an accompanying audio CD in Marri Ngarr. A talking book is also available.

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Malh Tjaraku, Batjamalhdjene nganang wadjiginybutung

Batjamalh stories of the Wadjiginy people

Agnes Alunga Lippo tells three traditional stories ‘Wallaby and dolphin’, ‘Long-necked monster’ and ‘Dogs’ in the Batjamalh language of the Wadjiginy people.

Anengkerr angkety

Dreaming stories

A collection of Anengkerr or Dreaming stories told in the Anmatyerr language by Jack Cook Ngal, with artwork by 10 Anmatyerr language students. An English translation is provided. The stories cover a range of themes from growing up and facing monsters, to the dire consequences for all in stories of betrayal, violence and revenge.

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