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y separately published work icon Corroboree single work   picture book   children's   Indigenous story  
Note: Corroboree is the story of Angus Wallam, Aboriginal Elder, as he remembers his childhood as told to Suzanne Kelly.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Corroboree
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'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)

Notes

  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    Food types
    • Bushtucker
    Food practices
    • Parties and entertaining
    • Food production
    • Food preparation
    Gender
    • Food production - male [hunting]
    • Food production - female [gathering]
    • Food preparation - female [outdoor fire]
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place n/a
    Setting
    • Bush, beach, nature
    Food as social cohesion
    • Social gatherings
    Food as cultural identity
    • Indigenous Australian characters
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Cygnet Books , 2004 .
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      Note/s:
      • Published June 1, 2004

      ISBN: 1920694145

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Corroboree Anthea-Jo Taylor , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2007; (p. 188-189)

'Winner of the inaugural Marrwarnging Award for Australian Indigenous writers, Corroboree tells the story of Wirrin, a small boy living a classical Indigenous lifestyle in the southwest of Western Australia. His favourite time of the year is springtime when bush tucker is plentiful and family groups gather for celebrations. We follow Wirrin as he participates in the family and group activities in preparation for the big bush meeting. Parents and grandparents provide the voice to explain the significance of events and procedures in the build up to and during the corroboree.' (Introduction) 

Untitled Amelia Pulver , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 48 no. 4 2004; (p. 24)

— Review of Corroboree Angus Wallam , Suzanne Kelly , 2004 single work picture book
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 19 no. 4 2004; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Corroboree Angus Wallam , Suzanne Kelly , 2004 single work picture book
Untitled Anne Hanzl , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 19 no. 4 2004; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Corroboree Angus Wallam , Suzanne Kelly , 2004 single work picture book
Untitled Amelia Pulver , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 48 no. 4 2004; (p. 24)

— Review of Corroboree Angus Wallam , Suzanne Kelly , 2004 single work picture book
[Review Essay] Corroboree Anthea-Jo Taylor , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2007; (p. 188-189)

'Winner of the inaugural Marrwarnging Award for Australian Indigenous writers, Corroboree tells the story of Wirrin, a small boy living a classical Indigenous lifestyle in the southwest of Western Australia. His favourite time of the year is springtime when bush tucker is plentiful and family groups gather for celebrations. We follow Wirrin as he participates in the family and group activities in preparation for the big bush meeting. Parents and grandparents provide the voice to explain the significance of events and procedures in the build up to and during the corroboree.' (Introduction) 

Awards

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