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Minah

Minah

Whenever I used to see one of those old fellers going off with a spear for murrung -- fish -- I'd watch him. I'd run after him. I was only a little feller but I had a sense to follow and learn how to do all those things. Not everyone has someone to look up to and learn from in th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780732295325
Barcode 9780732295325
Published 1 April 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Bancroft, Bronwyn
Compiled by Robinson, Roland
As told by Mumbulla, Percy
Series Australian children's classics
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ISBN-13 9780732295325
ISBN-10 0732295327
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 1 April 2012
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bancroft, Bronwyn
Compiled by Robinson, Roland
As told by Mumbulla, Percy
Series Australian children's classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 280mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 2mm
Weight 160g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A821.3
Catalogue Code 249871

Description of this Book

Whenever I used to see one of those old fellers going off with a spear for murrung -- fish -- I'd watch him. I'd run after him. I was only a little feller but I had a sense to follow and learn how to do all those things. Not everyone has someone to look up to and learn from in their life. But for this little boy, Uncle Abraham is that special person. This is about Minah, Uncle Abraham, shows how the passing down of knowledge can help keep memory alive. A well-known poem by Percy Mumbulla, UNCLE ABRAHAM WHOSE BLACKFELLER'S NAME WAS MINAH is a heart-warming family story. Originally told to Roland Robinson, who was a great admirer of Percy's stories. Powerful and emotional, Bronwyn Bancroft's insight into Aboriginal family life gives the reader a fresh perspective on this well-known poem. Ages 6-9

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Author's Bio

Bronwyn Bancroft is an indigenous Australian artist and designer whose artwork has been collected and exhibited by galleries and museums throughout the world. A descendant of the Bunjalung people of New South Wales, Ms. Bancroft grew up in the small country town of Tenterfield. She says, The work that I do challenges people to accept indigenous peoples as equals. Books she's illustrated include Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein and Just a Little Brown Dog by Sally Morgan. Ms. Bancroft lives in Sydney with her three children.

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