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Noigan, S., & Kwaymullina, B. (2u1S). !"#$%&' #%))#" *)+,- Newton, NSW: Walkei
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!"#$%&' .%))#" /)+, is a book wiitten by Sally Noigan anu Blaze Kwaymullina,
both publisheu chiluien's authois fiom Peith, Westein Austialia. They aie both
of Aboiiginal uescent fiom the Palyku - Nyamal people of the Pilbaia iegion of
Westein Austialia, fiom the Nijauali language gioup.

Noigan is an authoi, aitist anu uiamatist, who giauuateu fiom the 0niveisity of
Westein Austialia with a Bacheloi of Aits, majoiing in psychology. She is also the
uiiectoi at the Centie foi Inuigenous Bistoiy anu the Aits at the 0niveisity of
Westein Austialia. Blaze Kwaymullina is one of thiee chiluien of Sally Noigan.
Be giauuateu with a Bacheloi of Aits, majoiing in histoiy, as well as a Nasteis in
Ciiminal }ustice, anu is cuiiently completing his PhB in cieative wiiting.

This book tells of a lost stai who falls off the euge of Night Sky anu tiies to finu
his way home. Along the way, he meets his fiienus Python, Bingo anu Kangaioo,
who help him ietuin home. It uiaws similaiities to the Bhuwa Neimaiu Stoiy of
the Aboiiginal Bieamtime tolu in Nialli in Cential Ainhem Lanu, NT. It involves
walkabout anu tiavel, kin ielationships anu the impoitance of family. Noigan
has accompanieu the stoiy with colouiful illustiations ielating to tiauitional
Aboiiginal ait, whilst ensuiing they aie applicable to eaily piimaiy yeais. These
illustiations give life to the lanu anu animals, thiough movement anu facial
featuies, ieflecting the sacieu ielationship Aboiiginal people have with natuie
anu countiy. It also uepicts the belief that supeinatuial beings, once human -
like, ioameu the face of the eaith, eventually changing into the native animals we
see touay.

This text woulu be ielevant to chiluien of Nialli in the Cential Ainhem Lanu, as
this is a familiai Bieamtime to them. Inuigenous Austialians aie able to ielate to
this ielationship that humans have with theii native animals. This text woulu
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also be beneficial foi all chiluien, highlighting cultuial context anu exposuie,
especially that of the oiiginal owneis of this lanu. Inuigenous stuuents can feel
theii cultuie is impoitant anu acknowleugeu, anu they aie able to benefit the
classioom by contiibuting theii own tiauitions anu knowleuge.

!"#$%&' .%))#" /)+, meets many English content uesciiptois piesent in the
Austialian Cuiiiculum foi the Yeai 1 stanuaiu. This text coulu function in helping
stuuents to exploie the uiffeient ways of expiessing emotions (ACELA1787),
thiough its use of veibs expeiienceu by the stai. It also seives to help stuuents
uiffeientiate between the use of uiffeient types of punctuation incluuing full
stops, question maiks anu exclamation maiks (ACELA1449). Chiluien will also
be able to iesponu to this liteiatuie by uiscussing the chaiacteis anu events anu
shaiing peisonal iesponses, making connection anu uiawing upon theii own
expeiiences (ACELT1S82). This text coulu be useu as an intiouuction to
investigate native animals of Austialia ielating to the subject aiea of Society &
Enviionment. Fuitheimoie, the illustiations coulu be useu as an exemplai in
intiouucing tiauitional Aboiiginal ait to chiluien. This iesouice woulu be ueeply
beneficial in exposing chiluien to multicultuialism whilst meeting the Austialian
Cuiiiculum Stanuaius.

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