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Angus Wallam Angus Wallam i(A84152 works by)
Born: Established: 1926 ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar
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Angus Wallam was removed from his family and taken to live at the Moore River Mission. As his family lived near the mission, he was sometimes allowed to go bush with them. Corroboree was created when Wallam and Suzanne Kelly decided that there were not enough Nyungar history books for children. This work is based on Wallam's memories of his childhood.

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Awards for Works

Corroboree 2004 single work picture book children's Indigenous story

'It is springtime, Wirrin's favorite time of the year. He will go hunting with his father, collect ochre with his grandfather, dig wild sweet potato with his mother and gather wattle seeds for the best damper with his grandmother. Best of all, people are coming from far and wide for the big corroboree and Wirrin will see all his cousins and dance until only Yoowintj, the barn owl, is still awake. Corroboree is the story of Angus Wallam, Aboriginal Elder, as he tells Suzanne Kelly of his childhood memories.'  (Publication summary)

2004 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's books
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