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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The Living Archive of Aboriginal Language is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory.' This archive connects to the people and communities where the literature was created, allowing for collaborative research work with Indigenous authorities and communities.

Clicking on the website's map to enter the archive, opens hundreds of items in 25 languages from all over the Northern Territory. The Website gives comprehensive instructions on the use of the site for Linguists, Communities, teachers, and students and/or researchers. (Source: LAAL Website)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Northern Territory,: Charles Darwin University , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Diyukwujiya yingimalyangkenimi-langwa, Geraldina Amagula , Lydia Wurrawilya , 2014 single work picture book children's

This picture book combines visual and Anindilyakwa language text, aimed at young children.

Parrangka Manu Mungangka, Sharon Anderson Nampijinpa , 2001 single work picture book children's
This story is about daily life.
Bigibigi Ekting Ebriweya, Judy Galmur , Chiyo Andrews , Judy Galmur (illustrator), Chiyo Andrews (illustrator), 1998 single work picture book children's

A humorous look at pigs acting like humans.

Papa kamu ngaya, Tarna Andrews , 1995 single work picture book children's

This story is about a cat and dog who both got lost when looking for food.

The Mud Monster, Jennifer Baker , Rrikili (illustrator), 1981 single work picture book children's

One day a child was sitting at the side of a swamp, and up rose a mud monster. To outwit the monster the child hosed it down.

Djuḏum'puy mokuy
The Little Crested Pigeon and the Grass Seeds, Patricia Beattie , Wendy Lewis (editor), Shirley Downing (illustrator), 1985 single work short story children's

This story is about a little crested pigeon who went gathering grass seeds by him self.

The Thirsty Frog, Patricia Beattie , Wendy Lewis (editor), Shirley Downing (illustrator), Helen Rrikawuku (translator), 1985 picture book children's Indigenous story

This is the story of the thirsty frog.

Bili Be:d, Lily Bennett , Lily Bennett (illustrator), 1979 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
Bisid la reidiyo steishin, Lily Bennett , 2014 single work picture book children's
Debul Debul Gadim Redwan Ai, Lily Bennett , Manuel Pamkal (illustrator), 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

One day a little boy went swimming, while he was swimming he did not know a devil was watching him...

Krogidail Stori, Lily Bennett , Lily Bennett (illustrator), 1979 single work prose dreaming story
Pleiplei Reintaim, Lily Bennett , Lily Bennett (illustrator), 1985 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

Every time it rains in Barunga, the children play in the rain and have fun chasing each other around the school.

Stori Blanga Sneik en Lilwan Brogbrog, R. Bennett (illustrator), Marie Brennan , 1984 single work short story children's

The story about the snake and the little frog began when the snake was really hungry. He went everywhere to find something to eat, until he went to a billabong and found a little green frog...

Deinja Langa Bush, Queenie Brennan , Queenie Brennan (illustrator), 1983 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'Out in the bush in Arnhemland, it is really quiet and nobody has ever been there. You can hear all kinds of burds and you can see lots of buffalo grazing on the plains at the waterholes...'

Drimtaim Stori, Queenie Brennan , Queenie Brennan (illustrator), 1978 single work picture book dreaming story children's

'Long ago in the dreamtime there was an old woman who had lots of babies. But they weren't really babies; there were dingoes...'

Gidap En Laf, Queenie Brennan , Ross Tukumba (illustrator), 1995 single work picture book Indigenous story humour

A story about hunting down a bullock, thinking the bullock dead one of the hunting team began to butcher it, but to their surprise the bullock woke up.

Gundung Garri-rung, Judy Galmur , Queenie Brennan , Richard Bennett (illustrator), 1993 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

This picture book is about how the sun burns in hot weather.

Gudwan Densinggel, Queenie Brennan , Ross Tukumba (illustrator), 1983 single work short story Indigenous story

'Once there was a young girl who was an excellent dancer. She always danced at the place where everyone met for a Saturday night corroboree...'

Munun, Judy Galmur , Queenie Brennan , Richard Bennett (illustrator), 1993 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

A small story about what happens at night.

Stori Bla Bogon, Queenie Jentian , Queenie Jentian (illustrator), 1978 single work children's fiction children's

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Indigenous Language Stories Told 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 13 March 2015; (p. 6)
'A digital collection of stories told in Northern Territory Indigenous languages has been showcased at an international conference in Hawaii...'
Aboriginal Children's Literature : More Than Just Pretty Pictures Anita Heiss , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 102-117) The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 7)

'This essay explores how some recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored titles have used local languages and personal histories - including complex stories which deal with the Stolen Generations - to engage and educate young Australian readers, while providing much needed inspiration to nurture Indigenous audiences.' (Source: Heiss, Anita, Aboriginal Literature for Children: More Than Just Pretty Pictures, 2015)

Indigenous Language Stories Told 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 13 March 2015; (p. 6)
'A digital collection of stories told in Northern Territory Indigenous languages has been showcased at an international conference in Hawaii...'
Aboriginal Children's Literature : More Than Just Pretty Pictures Anita Heiss , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 102-117) The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 7)

'This essay explores how some recent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authored titles have used local languages and personal histories - including complex stories which deal with the Stolen Generations - to engage and educate young Australian readers, while providing much needed inspiration to nurture Indigenous audiences.' (Source: Heiss, Anita, Aboriginal Literature for Children: More Than Just Pretty Pictures, 2015)

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