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Laklak Burarrwanga Laklak Burarrwanga i(A136035 works by) (a.k.a. Lak Lak (Barbara) Burarrwanga)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Yolngu
(Storyteller) assertion
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Laklak Burarrwanga and her sisters are elders and caretakers for Bawaka Country in northeast Arnhem Land. Laklak is a Datiwuy Elder, Caretaker for Gumatj, and eldest sister. As a teacher in the community at Bawaka, she has spent decades sharing her knowledge with the children of her community. She also writes and translates books for the Yirrkala Community School.

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y separately published work icon Welcome to My Country : Lakak Burarrwanga and Family Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 2013 6344501 2013 oral history biography children's (taught in 1 units)

'Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land. Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for weaving, wood for spears, all kinds of useful things. This country is also rich with meaning. 'We can go anywhere and see a river, hill, tree, rock telling a story.' Here too is Laklak's own history, from her long walk across Arnhem Land as a child to her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their children's schooling. She and her family stand tall, a proud and successful Indigenous community.'

Source: Bookseller's website

2014 honour book Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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