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y Bawoo Stories selected work   picture book   children's   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people are collected together here for the first time: 'Barn Barn Barlala', 'The Kangaroos Who Wanted to be People', 'How Crows Became Black', 'Why the Emu Can't Fly'.

First published as individual titles in 1992, these stories were ground-breaking publications, presenting traditional Indigenous stories in a bi-lingual text. Sales of the individual titles now exceed 26,000 copies each. Updated with a vibrant new design, the stories are still as fresh and appealing as ever. The collected work contains a map, explanatory note and a simple pronunciation guide for the Wongutha words used in the text.' (Source: Fremantle Press website)

Notes

  • 'Collection of traditional Wongutha stories from the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, retold by May O'Brien.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
  • Bi-lingual text combining English and Wongutha.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
How Crows Became Black, May L. O'Brien , Angela Leaney (illustrator), 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

Wongutha story from Eastern Goldfields of how silver-grey crows became black and how the salt lakes were made by the tears of the crows. The story explains how the crows who were grey, wanted to change color because no one liked their silver-grey feathers. They felt left out and thought if they were black they would be accepted. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Barn-Barn Barlala : The Bush Trickster, May L. O'Brien , Sue Wyatt (illustrator), 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
'Wongutha story from Western Australia about children who become lost after following a bird when searching for mistletoe berries.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
The Kangaroos Who Wanted to Be People, May L. O'Brien , Angela Leaney (illustrator), 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
Why the Emu Can't Fly, May L. O'Brien , Sue Wyatt (illustrator), 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
'Wongutha story which tells of the efforts of small birds to stop the boasting and meanness of the flying emus.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 130p.
      Description: col. illus., map
      ISBN: 9781921361159 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Indigenous Voices Promoted at Fremantle Press 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 May no. 425 2008; (p. 47)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography ; Heartsick for Country : Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation 2008 anthology life story ; Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
From the West : May O'Brien May L. O'Brien , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 12)
Untitled Lee Finkelstein , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , July no. 4 2008; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
Indigenous Voices Promoted at Fremantle Press 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 May no. 425 2008; (p. 47)

— Review of My Place Sally Morgan 1987 single work autobiography ; Heartsick for Country : Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation 2008 anthology life story ; Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
Untitled Lee Finkelstein , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , July no. 4 2008; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Bawoo Stories May L. O'Brien 2008 selected work picture book
From the West : May O'Brien May L. O'Brien , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 12)
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