Wilam Birrarung StoryISBN: 9781925381764 By: Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly, Lisa Kennedy
For Ages: 6+ years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st April 2019
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 29.4 x 0.7
Shortlisted for 2020 Environment Award for Children's Literature : Picture Fiction Category
In this stunning picture book beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy, respected Elder Aunty Joy Murphy and Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly tell the story of one day in the life of the vital, flourishing Birrarung (Yarra river).
As ngua rises, Bunjil soars over mountain ash, flying higher and higher as the wind warms. Below, Birrarung begins its long winding path down to palem warreen. Wilam - home.
Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne's beautiful Yarra river, from its source to its mouth; from its pre-history to the present day.
An ode to Australian rivers, the flora and fauna that live on them, and the function they perform as a part of modern day life.
Wilam brings Aboriginal life, culture and language right in to the heart of the city.
From an award-winning team of the bestselling Welcome to Country, and Yarra Riverkeeper and award-winning author Andrew Kelly.