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y separately published work icon Yongker Mir single work   picture book   children's   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Yongker Mir
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'A friendship between Kangaroo and Emu turns sour when Emu secretly takes food from their shared food stores. Kangaroo is killed in a fight with Emu. The place where he died is named Yongker Mir, after the story. To this day, kangaroos and emus do not share the same food places.' Source: Publisher's blurb


  • Knowledge of the Noongar people.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Aboriginal Noongar AIATSIS: languages. AIATSIS ref. (W41) (WA SI50)
Noongar Balardong
    • Batchelor, Batchelor - Katherine area, Top End, Northern Territory,: Batchelor Press , 2007 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • The book is accompanied by an audio CD. A resource CD and talking book (DVD) are also available.
      • Published 15 March 2007
      ISBN: 9781741311075 (set)
      Series: y separately published work icon Noongar Language Readers Batchelor Press (publisher), Batchelor : Batchelor Press , 2000 7439361 2007 series - publisher children's

      'The teaching and learning resources developed at Batchelor Institute are produced primarily for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities, the majority of whom have English as a second or third language. The content of these resources has been developed by community elders, students and teaching staff with many years experience in ESL, distance learning and curriculum development' (Source: Publishers website)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.
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