Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu

Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu

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'One wet season day, during my first year living in Kakadu, I was sheltering in a cave with some friends. An old man was telling stories of his youth and country. I remember saying to him, I'd like to walk around the bush for a full year and see and feel the changes each season brings. He replied, Well, go do it!'Join Diane Lucas and Ken Searle as they walk through the bush of northern Australia. Follow the seasonal calendar of the Gundjeihmi-speaking people of Kakadu. Feel the changes each season brings to the plants, animals and birds of this rich and inspiring land.'This is a story that has got to be toldto children so they know country -no good just sitting in the classroom all day. You've got to get outside and discover the bush, feel the changes,see what's there.'from a group of Gundjeihmi-speaking people of the Murrumburr clanshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 241.3 x 281.9 x 10.2mm | 430.92g
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Allen & Unwin Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 1865088676
  • 9781865088679

About Diane Lucas

Diane Lucas currently works as an ethnocologist with her husband. They travel around northern Australia doing work related to this as well as botanical and fire ecology work. Diane was a school teacher on an Aboriginal outstation in Kakadu during 1983 and 84. From 1991 to 96 she worked on a research project documenting traditional resources on the South Alligator River floodplain and surrounds. She now lives only two hours from Kakadu and maintains a strong relationship with the people and country there.Illustrator bio:Ken Searle is a painter and illustrator who is represented in major galleries in Australia and internationally. He designed and faciliated the illustratons done by over 40 Anangu staff and students for Papunya School Book of Country and History, (Papunya School, A+U 2001) designed When I Was Little Like You (Mary Malbunka, A+U 2002) and illustrated Lucy in the Leap Year (Nadia Wheatley, Omnibus, 1993. As part of his research forshow more

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What a sensual pleasure it was to read this title! ...Get a copy of this book: it has all the hallmarks of an award-winner!' Lizzie Whyte, Australian Bookseller & Publisher, July 2003Outstanding among the year's picture books an innovative, informative, beautifully illustrated account ' Adelaide Advertiser6/12/03provides a wonderful cross cultural model ' Geographical Education Vol 17, 2004show more

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