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Mardang Waakarl-ak / Theresa Walley, Cheryl Martin and Biara Martin
Bib ID 6338311
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume, audio disc]
Author
Walley, Theresa, author, illustrator
 
Description Batchelor, N.T. : Batchelor Press, 2013 
©2013 
32 pages : coloured illustrations, map ; 24 cm + 1 audio CD (57 mins ; 12 cm) 
ISBN 1741312787
9781741312782
Summary

Yok Waakarl wer Yondok : Rainbow Serpent and Crocodile, tells of the creation of the rivers, lakes and waterholes is Wadjak country. It is a story of romance and courage as the mother Rainbow Serpent fights the crocodile from the north to protect Noongar Country. Many Noongar place names are included in this story as we travel with the Waakarl on her journey through Wadjak country -- Joondia Jili Jili was a beautiful woman who tried to protect children from the evil magic man. Joondia Jili Jili threw the children into the sky to protect them and they transformed into the beautiful milky-way -- Noompat wer Karda : The Numbat and The Racehorse Goanna were two friends; well that was before they wanted to dress-up and show off their teenage colours. This story teaches us about friendship, loyalty and those that have true talent -- Pinjarra Waakarl is the protector of children and carer of Noongar people in the Murray River district, however this Waakarl is not so kind to those who want to disturb the tranquility and harmony of the Murray -- Danakat is the tragic story of how seven sisters lost their lives while searching for their father. The story tells of a family's love and devotion to each other and how they stayed together for eternity -- Koodjal Nop is a tale of what can happen when disobedient boys don't obey their elders.

Full contents
  • Djoondiya Djilidjil
  • Milon Belo; Murray River
  • Koodjal Nop: Two boys
  • Noombat wer Karda: Numbat and the racehorse goanna
  • Danakat: the seven sisters
  • Yok Waakarl wer Yondok ; rainbow serpent and crocodile
  • Wadjak Boodja
  • Wadjak pronunciation guide
  • Wadjak word list
  • Wadjak place names.
 
Notes

Audio narration by Coleen Sherratt.

This book contains six Wadjak stories composed by Theresa Walley and illustrated by herself, her daughter Cheryl Martin and granddaughter Biara Martin.

Yok Waakarl wer Yondok - Rainbow Serpent and Crocodile, tells of the creation of the rivers, lakes and waterholes is Wadjak country. It is a story of romance and courage as the mother Rainbow Serpent fights the crocodile from the north to protect Noongar Country. Many Noongar place names are included in this story as we travel with the Waakarl on her journey through Wadjak country.

Joondia Jili Jili was a beautiful woman who tried to protect children from the evil magic man. Joondia Jili Jili threw the children into the sky to protect them and they transformed into the beautiful milky-way.

Noompat wer Karda - The Numbat and The Racehorse Goanna were two friends; well that was before they wanted to dress-up and show off their teenage colours. This story teaches us about friendship, loyalty and those that have true talent.

Pinjarra Waakarl is the protector of children and carer of Noongar people in the Murray River district, however this Waakarl is not so kind to those who want to disturb the tranquility and harmony of the Murray.

Danakat is the tragic story of how seven sisters lost their lives while searching for their father. The story tells of a family's love and devotion to each other and how they stayed together for eternity.

Koodjal Nop is a tale of what can happen when disobedient boys don't obey their elders.

Text in Noongar.

Digital content preserved

Subjects Noongar language -- Readers.  |  Noongar language -- Texts.  |  Talking books.  |  Stories and motifs - Seven Sisters.  |  Stories and motifs - Rivers.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah languages (W41) (WA SI50)  |  Murray River (SW WA SI50-02)
Other authors/contributors Martin, Cheryl, illustrator  |  Martin, Biara, illustrator  |  Sherratt, Colleen, narrator

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