Children's Books

Gulumerrdjin Madawa

Larrakia Animals

An introduction to Larrakia language, the language of the Gulumerrdjin (Larrakia) people of the Darwin and Cox Peninsula regions (NT), through a selection of animal-related words and original illustrations provided by Gulumerrdjin artist Jason Lee. Suitable for early learners and those interested in Larrakia language.

Ngany Me

My Body Book

This book shows names for parts of the body in Noongar. This book is based on a previous publication designed by the staff at the Titjikala Childcare Centre in 2005

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The Red Dress Woman, (Bringimbek olabat la kemp, Bringing them home)

A beautifully illustrated poem about the homecoming of stolen generation children. Written by Gloria Daylight Corliss with illustrations by Patsy Mudgedell

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Colours

A bright book illustrating twelve colours with illustrations by Patsy Mudgedell

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This is Me

My Body Book

This book shows names for parts of the body. Originally published in Luritja and English and now also in Noongar.

Family Readers Series (English)

This is a series of seven books about family relationships. Each book takes the children on an adventure with a different family member. We see dolphins with Mum at the beach, and go fishing with Dad at the river. We get oysters and prawns with Aunty, and Uncle takes us on the train to the football. Grandma shows us lots of animals in the bush and Grandfather teaches us how to make and throw spears. The books are beautifully illustrated with fun characters that experience Aboriginal life and traditions in the bush.

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Dordenap Boodja Wongki

Stories from Bibulmun and Wardandi 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. 
 

Mardang Waakarl-ak

The journey of the Rainbow Serpent.
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.
 

Bindi-Bindi Koondarminy wer Maamoong Waangka

Butterfly Dreaming and Whale Story

This beautifully illustrated book tells two important stories about spirit children and how they are tied to the unique Noongar totemic system. The stories help us to understand how Noongar land, plants and animals are interwoven; caring for each other and looking after Noongar spirituality, the matrilineal totemic system and the responsibilities of Noongar culture.

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