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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Our Birds : Ŋilimurruŋgu Wäyin Malanynha
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'A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena’s home in North East Arnhem Land. This beautiful little book includes the English and Yolngu names of the birds and their Yolngu moiety

'In Yolngu culture, everything is divided into two moieties: Yirritja and Dhuwa – and as a result all things are classified, from a body of water to a specific type of tree and all our birds. Birds give themselves their Yolngu name by the sounds they make.

'‘There are so many birds in Arnhem Land it is difficult to keep count’, says Siena, however she has been able to capture some for this whimsical little title. Our Birds also includes beautifully captured landscapes from a child’s perspective.

'When Siena was 12 years old, she took up photography on her iPad, but was gifted a camera from her aunty. In a short period of time, Siena was an avid photographer and had published her own book of birds. This book is the result of that inspiration.' (Publication summary)

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Language: Aboriginal Yolngu AIATSIS: languages. AIATSIS ref. (NT SD53) , English
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2018 .
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      • Published: 1st April 2018
         

      ISBN: 9781925360981

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Rich Bird Life, Culture Inspires Yirrkala Teenager Siena Stubbs to Become Published Author Jesse Thompson , Elizabeth Trevaskis , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , April 2018;

'Less than two years ago, Siena Stubbs was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and casual admirer of the birds in her hometown of Yirrkala.'

Rich Bird Life, Culture Inspires Yirrkala Teenager Siena Stubbs to Become Published Author Jesse Thompson , Elizabeth Trevaskis , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , April 2018;

'Less than two years ago, Siena Stubbs was a 14-year-old schoolgirl and casual admirer of the birds in her hometown of Yirrkala.'

Last amended 25 May 2018 06:00:33
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