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y Bittangabee Tribe : An Aboriginal Story From Coastal New South Wales single work   picture book   children's   Indigenous story  
Note: '... written by a group of Aboriginal adults as part of their Certificate of General Education course ... read ... to the year 2 students at Eden Public School ... and together the two groups produced the illustrations ...' Title page verso
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Bittangabee Tribe : An Aboriginal Story From Coastal New South Wales
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Written by Aboriginal students at Bega TAFE, and illustrated by Aboriginal children from Eden Public School, this delightful book tells the story of Ninima, his wife Mina and their children and the rhythms of their traditional life on the south coast of NSW. Kinship, landscape and cultural knowledge are gently explored, providing an excellent resource for exploring Indigenous and environmental issues.'  (Publication summary)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Kerry White's Australian Children's Books: A Bibliography: Volume Three 1989-2000 (2004): 132 notes: 'Written by Aboriginal adults as part of a course at Bega College of Technical and Further Education, Eden, NSW and illustrated by children in year 2, Eden Public School'.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1994 .
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      Extent: 26p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0855752564, 9780855752569
    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 25p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Teachers' notes available: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/asp/docs/Contents%20Sample%20Chaps%20Index/BittangabeeTeachersNotes.pdf (Sighted 31/08/2009).
      • First published 1994
      ISBN: 9780855756987 (pbk)

Works about this Work

[Review] Bangu the Flying Fox and Bittangabee Tribe Barbara Dobson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 38 no. 4 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of Bangu the Flying Fox : A Dreamtime Story of the Yuin People of Wallaga Lake Jillian Taylor 1994 single work picture book ; Bittangabee Tribe : An Aboriginal Story From Coastal New South Wales Beryl Cruse Rebecca Kirby Liddy Stewart Steven Thomas 1994 single work picture book
Book Reviews John Rudder , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1994; (p. 81-82)

'These four beautiful books, in the veritable tradition of well-loved stories, surely will continue to be retold. The stories themselves stem from a range of sources. Bangu the Flying Fox, as Jillian Taylor and the book's colophon inform us, is a Dreamtime story courtesy of the Umbarra Cultural Tour Group and Mervyn Penrith who '...told his grandfather's story and gave permission for us to share it with you'. It tells the story of Bangu, who cannot decide whether she is an animal or a bird, and who 'changes sides' depending on which group is 'winning in the fight'. Bangu's appearance, exclusively at night, is thus explained, and a suitably moral ending ensues. Without the use of metaphor, or allowing this message by association, young readers/listeners are directed: 'If you find friends, stick with them. Help them when things are good and when things are bad'. Bangu the Flying Fox is apparently aimed at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences; the book will be useful in primary schools, incorporating a Koori narrative into learning. A teacher living near Wallaga Lake, Jillian Taylor will have noted the benefits of inclusion and this, presumably, was an aim of the retelling.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Bangu the Flying Fox and Bittangabee Tribe Barbara Dobson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 38 no. 4 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of Bangu the Flying Fox : A Dreamtime Story of the Yuin People of Wallaga Lake Jillian Taylor 1994 single work picture book ; Bittangabee Tribe : An Aboriginal Story From Coastal New South Wales Beryl Cruse Rebecca Kirby Liddy Stewart Steven Thomas 1994 single work picture book
Book Reviews John Rudder , 1994 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1994; (p. 81-82)

'These four beautiful books, in the veritable tradition of well-loved stories, surely will continue to be retold. The stories themselves stem from a range of sources. Bangu the Flying Fox, as Jillian Taylor and the book's colophon inform us, is a Dreamtime story courtesy of the Umbarra Cultural Tour Group and Mervyn Penrith who '...told his grandfather's story and gave permission for us to share it with you'. It tells the story of Bangu, who cannot decide whether she is an animal or a bird, and who 'changes sides' depending on which group is 'winning in the fight'. Bangu's appearance, exclusively at night, is thus explained, and a suitably moral ending ensues. Without the use of metaphor, or allowing this message by association, young readers/listeners are directed: 'If you find friends, stick with them. Help them when things are good and when things are bad'. Bangu the Flying Fox is apparently aimed at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences; the book will be useful in primary schools, incorporating a Koori narrative into learning. A teacher living near Wallaga Lake, Jillian Taylor will have noted the benefits of inclusion and this, presumably, was an aim of the retelling.'  (Introduction)

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