Biagi and Lagi : Five Stories
Jeanie Adams , Rachel Tonkin
Joint Board of Christian Educators Australia & New Zealand, 1976
5-8yrs, Lower Primary
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- Cultural protocols
- Gender roles
- Hunting and gathering
Young cousins Biaga and Lagi are being taught the ways of their people and living on the land by their parents and grandparents in this short story collection. Each story – Biaga Goes To Her Grandmother’s House, Lagi Learns To Talk With His Hands, Biaga Loses Her Digging Stick, Biaga And The Good Little Vine, and Lagi’s New Sleeping Place – provides an insight into important cultural mores and practices around male and female roles, hunting and gathering food and the beginning of an Aboriginal child’s journey to adulthood.
Expressive, loose ink and watercolour-wash illustrations in a limited colour palette, from burnt umber to vivid azure, complement the narrative and lighten the instructive tone of the stories.
- Promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture https://www.ecrh.edu.au/docs/default-source/resources/snaicc-fact-sheets/snaicc_training_factsheet_1.pdf