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Cooee mittigar : a story on Darug songlines / Jasmine Seymour & Leanne Mulgo Watson
Bib ID 8075509
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Seymour, Jasmine, author
 
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2019 
©2019 
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm. 
ISBN 9781925936865 (hardback)
Summary

‘Warami mittigar. Hello friend. We welcome you to Darug Country.’ Cooee Mittigar, meaning Come Here Friend, is an invitation to yana (walk), on Darug Country. In this stunning picture book, Darug creators Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson tell a story on Darug Songlines, introducing children and adults-alike to Darug Nura (Country) and language. Greeted by Mulgo, the black swan, readers are welcomed to Nura. Journeying through the seasons, Mulgo describes the land, skyscape, birds, animals and totems. It is a gentle guide to how Darug people read the seasons, knowing when it is time to hunt and time to rest. It is also an appeal to remember, off ering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the surrounding Sydney region. With Darug language interspersed with English and an extensive glossary throughout, Cooee Mittigar presents an important tool for learning, told as a tender story with exquisite illustrations. It is Jasmine and Leanne’s wish that with this book, everyone will know that the Darug mob are still here and still strong. 'Cooee mittigar. Tread softly on our lands. Know that this dreaming was here. Is still here. Will be forever.'

Notes

Item in English with words in the Darug language.

Subjects Dharug / Darug language S64  |  Mythology.  |  Stories and motifs  |  Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology) -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.  |  Children's stories.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Watson, Leanne Mulgo, author, illustrator
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