'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)
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)