The story tells of a tiny monster who wanders into a small village and causes enormous trouble. The village, with its stream and forest and fields, is pitted against human greed, carefully stirred into the minds of the hapless villagers by the attention-seeking Wanting Monster. This modern fable looks at how we take too much and why we should give it back again.
Author: Martine Murray
Illustrated By: Anna Read
Size: 20 x 28.5 cm
Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today.
Size:25.5 x 29.5cm
Winner of the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2020
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers.
Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived - a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent.
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.
Primary & Secondary ages