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y From Little Things Big Things Grow single work   picture book   children's  
Note: Illustrated by Peter Hudson and Kalkarinji School children.
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

From Little Things Big Things Grow presents the lyrics of the Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly song of the same title, alongside the history of the Gurindji people's plight for their traditional land in the Northern Territory.

The song recounts the story of when Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji workers walked off the Wave Hill cattle station in 1966. What began as a strike over wages and conditions became an eight-year long struggle for the return of traditional lands. It ended in August 1975 when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam symbolically poured sand into old Lingiari's hand. The book is illustrated Queensland artist Peter Hudson and the kids from Gurindji country.

From Little Things Big Things Grow is a not-for-profit project established to raise funds to provide art, heritage, and cultural facilities for Gurindji people, with the assistance of Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth.

The budding young artists who illustrated From Little Things Big Things Grow attend the local Kalkaringi Community Education Centre (CEC). Kalkaringi is a remote community approximately 500km southwest of Katherine in the Northern Territory. The school services both Kalkaringi and the nearby community of Dargaragu. (Adapted from Publisher's Website)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also electronic resource

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell East, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: One Day Hill ; Affirm Press , 2008 .
      4697670575810347865.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v. unpagedp.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2013 6th ed.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9780980564310 (hbk.), 9780975770887 (pbk.), 9780975770887 (pbk), 098056431X (hbk)

Works about this Work

Friday Essay : the Untold Story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off Felicity Meakins , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 August 2016;
'Fifty years ago, the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made their name across Australia with the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off. It was a landmark event that inspired national change: equal wages for Aboriginal workers, as well as a new land rights act. Although it took another two decades, the Gurindji also became one of the first Aboriginal groups to reclaim their traditional lands. ...'
Untitled Marilyn Murray , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
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)

Untitled Mungo MacCallum , 2008-2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December-January no. 41 2008-2009; (p. 78)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
Big Thing For Gurindji Mob 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 438 2008; (p. 53)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
Under Age Mike Shuttleworth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book ; High Crime in Milk Bay Moya Simons 2008 single work children's fiction ; Ocean Pearl J. C. Burke 2008 single work novel
From Little Things Big Things Grow (East Timor) 2005 single work review
— Appears in: One Day Hill 2005;

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book

Anita Heiss reviews From Little Things Big Things Grow written and performed by Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly.

Under Age Mike Shuttleworth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 November 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book ; High Crime in Milk Bay Moya Simons 2008 single work children's fiction ; Ocean Pearl J. C. Burke 2008 single work novel
Big Thing For Gurindji Mob 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 438 2008; (p. 53)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Mungo MacCallum , 2008-2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , December-January no. 41 2008-2009; (p. 78)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
Untitled Marilyn Murray , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 53 no. 2 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book
From Little Things Big Things Grow (East Timor) 2005 single work review
— Appears in: One Day Hill 2005;

— Review of From Little Things Big Things Grow Paul Kelly Kev Carmody 2008 single work picture book

Anita Heiss reviews From Little Things Big Things Grow written and performed by Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly.

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)

Friday Essay : the Untold Story behind the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off Felicity Meakins , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 19 August 2016;
'Fifty years ago, the Gurindji people of the Northern Territory made their name across Australia with the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off. It was a landmark event that inspired national change: equal wages for Aboriginal workers, as well as a new land rights act. Although it took another two decades, the Gurindji also became one of the first Aboriginal groups to reclaim their traditional lands. ...'
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