An illustrated story of true heroism from Cape York Peninsula. Back in the 1940s, a young mother and her baby, fishing in a bark canoe near Aurukun, were taken by a crocodile. The bravery of her father-in-law meant that they both lived to tell the story. The badly injured mother, Eva, died only last year.
Samuel Pootchemunka received an award for his bravery, but has long since passed away.
Garry Namponan's paintings dramatically recreate the characters and set the scene vividly in the Archer River estuary in Cape York.