Al Zahra College, Arncliffe; Al Rissalah College, Lakemba; Arncliffe Public School; Arncliffe West Infants Public School; Athelstane Public School; Bexley Public School; Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove; St Francis Xavier's, Arncliffe
Allen & Unwin, 2007
5-8yrs, Lower Primary, Primary, Upper Primary
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- Children as artists
- Children as authors
- Environmental education
- Eora / Iora people (S61) (NSW SI56-05)
- Wolli Creek (N.S.W.)
'Our story begins with ngurra, the land. That's what we have in common. No matter where our families come from, this is the place that we call home.'
Students from eight schools in Sydney worked with the author and illustrator, using the Papunya Model of Education. 'This model puts country (ngurra) at the core of the curriculum, and values the knowledge which students bring from their homes and communities. The Learning Journeys and Circle Stories which we created with the students were first developed at Papunya.' Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle previously produced 'Papunya School Book of Country and History'.
Historian and multi-award-winning author Wheatley adopts the collective voice of the children into a single narrative of a day's journey in Eora country. The endpapers are a hand drawn, coloured pencil map of the adventurous journey, framed with the children’s artwork. These are the prelude to the rich tapestry of photographs, quotes, and Searle's illustrations of the natural elements of the country being explored. The underlying theme of harmony is shown, not told.
A list of plant names, native and introduced, is appended. Indigenous words used in the book are also listed with definitions, with the advisory that 'there are many variations in the spelling of Aboriginal languages.'
- Reading Australia - Nadia Wheatley biography https://readingaustralia.com.au/authors/nadia-wheatley/
- Stories of the Eora people https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/eora
- About the Illustrator Ken Searle https://www.allenandunwin.com/authors/s/ken-searle
- Nadia Wheatley 'Going Bush' http://nadiawheatley.com/going-bush
- The Griffith Review Nadia Wheatley 'Learning from the Bush https://www.griffithreview.com/articles/learning-from-the-bush/