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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Poems for Our Mayus (Children)
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'Central Regional TAFE (CRTAFE) students have created a fully illustrated children's book in the Wajarri language as part of a student project to complete their training at TAFE. Twelve Aboriginal students enrolled in a Certificate II in Leadership and Certificate III in Business at the Geraldton Campus commenced work on the project in April 2018 as part of an assessment which required students to participate in a team project ... 'The book came to life with each student having to identify a word familiar to them in Wajarri language. From there, students developed a poem around the Wajarri word, but the poem itself was written in the English language ... The students envisaged that the book would be available in classrooms and day-care centres one day, enabling Aboriginal children to identify with the book and that it would create a sense of pride in their language and culture' ... The book is illustrated by Geraldton artist Shah Jackey and includes phonetic spelling throughout as the students wanted non-Aboriginal parents, teachers and children to learn the Wajarri pronunciations.' (Publication summary)


  •  Contents:

    Ugudungu / Celesty Comeagain -- Marlu / Joanne Ryder -- Yalibirri / Savannah Green -- Gandarra / Courtney Parfitt -- Bimba / Celesty Comeagain -- Damba / Joanna Ryder -- Duthu / Sheldon Comeagain -- Warlgu / Celesty Comeagain & Courtney Parfitt -- Gundawa / Dena Comeagain -- Guwiyarl / Tahlia Mourambine -- Milyura / Tannika Simpson -- Jindi-jindi / Briannon Thorne -- Burun-burun / Kathleen Kickett -- Bardi grub / Clayton McDonald.


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Language: Aboriginal Wajarri
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