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* Contents derived from the Kent Town,Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area,Adelaide - North / North East,Adelaide,South Australia,:Wakefield Press,Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute,2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The traditional teaching stories of Australia's ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures can find a new telling in today's literature for children. Codifiers of wisdom, laden with metaphor, these narratives have already inspired wonder in the young for thousands of generations. Today such stories are represented by well over one hundred titles in children's illustrated books. Some demonstrate literary and ethical qualities showing sensitivity and respect for originating cultures. Others do not.