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'"We use the bush as our school and as our playground", says one of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose voices combine in this anthology of true stories about childhood, compiled from a wide range of memoirs and oral histories. Alongside reminiscences of getting bush tucker, going fishing and taking part in ceremony, there are descriptions of playing games, building cubbies and having fun. The warmth of home, the love of family and the strength of community shine through every story. Freedom goes hand in hand with responsibility, while respect and sharing are constant themes. The eighty Elders - both past and present - who have contributed their words or artwork to this book include many prominent community leaders, educators and artists. Their life-stories span the twentieth century. Just as important are the contemporary stories told by twenty secondary school students. Although some of these young people now make their home in the city, their connection to traditional country remains the source of learning. As we listen to these stories that come from country and from inside the heart, we find wisdom that could help us care for each other and for the land where we all now live.' Source: ww.allenandunwin.com/ (Sighted 25/5/2011).

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    • East Melbourne, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
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      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781742370972 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Kate Gerner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Untitled Peter Christiansen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 19 no. 3 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Reading and Viewing : Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders Texts for Years 7 and 8 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 91-92)

— Review of Shake a Leg Boori Pryor , 2010 single work picture book ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose ; Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Tall Tales and True Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 August 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of One Small Island Alison Lester , 2011 single work picture book ; Warambi Aleesah Darlison , 2011 single work picture book ; My Little World Julia Cooke , 2011 single work picture book ; Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Untitled Robert Kirkwood Ewing , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 May 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Untitled Mary Koenig , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Untitled Robert Kirkwood Ewing , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Tall Tales and True Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 August 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of One Small Island Alison Lester , 2011 single work picture book ; Warambi Aleesah Darlison , 2011 single work picture book ; My Little World Julia Cooke , 2011 single work picture book ; Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Reading and Viewing : Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders Texts for Years 7 and 8 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 91-92)

— Review of Shake a Leg Boori Pryor , 2010 single work picture book ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose ; Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
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