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Bawoo Stories

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Summary

Four wonderful traditional teaching stories of the Wongutha people are collected together here for the first time: Barn Barn Barlala, The Kangaroos Who Wanted to be People, How Crows Became Black, Why the Emu Can’t Fly.

First published as individual titles in 1992, these stories were ground-breaking publications, presenting traditional Aboriginal stories in a bi-lingual text.

Sales of the individual titles now exceed 26,000 copies each. Updated with a vibrant new design, the stories are still as fresh and appealing as ever. The collected work contains a map, explanatory note and a simple pronunciation guide for the Wongutha words used in the text.

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Korff, J 2018, Bawoo Stories, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/bawoo-stories>, retrieved 22 October 2021

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