How the Kangaroos Got Their Tails

Author(s): George Mung Mung Lirrmiyarri (As told by); Pamela Lofts (Compiled by); Children Warmun Aboriginal Staff (Illustrator)

Indigenous

Re-release of a children's picture storybook, first published in 1987. Aboriginal Dreamtime story about how the Kangaroos got their tails. Illustrated adapted from originals painted by Aboriginal children living in Warmun, Western Australia.


This book is based on a story told by George Mung Mung Lirrmiyarri, of the Kija people, to Aboriginal people living in Warmun (Turkey Creek), Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their original paintings of the story. Hector Jandany and George Dingmarie of the Kija Language Group said, "We have to keep this language which we got from our old people who have passed away. We don't want to lose it. The younger generation have to carry on the language that they learn from us."

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781865046259
  • : Scholastic Australia
  • : Scholastic Press
  • : December 2003
  • : 18.00 cmmm X 23.00 cmmm X 0.30 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Mung Mung Lirrmiyarri (As told by); Pamela Lofts (Compiled by); Children Warmun Aboriginal Staff (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 3
  • : en
  • : 32