Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu

Diane Lucas and Ken Searle
AUD $16.95
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This sumptuous book invites us to closely observe the birds, plants and animals that inhabit the unique environment of Kakadu, through an understanding of the six Aboriginal seasons and their characteristics.

Join Diane Lucas and Ken Searle as they walk through the bush of northern Australia. Follow the seasonal calendar of the Gundjeihmi-speaking people of Kakadu.

'This is a story that has got to be told

to children so they know country -

no good just sitting in the classroom all day.

You've got to get outside

and discover the bush,

feel the changes,

see what's there.'

from a group of Gundjeihmi-speaking people of the Murrumburr clan

Author bio:

Diane Lucas currently works as an ethnocologist with her husband. They travel around northern Australia doing work related to this as well as botanical and fire ecology work. Diane was a school teacher on an Aboriginal outstation in Kakadu during 1983 and 84. From 1991 to 96 she worked on a research project documenting traditional resources on the South Alligator River floodplain and surrounds. She now lives only two hours from Kakadu and maintains a strong relationship with the people and country there.

Illustrator bio:

Ken Searle is a painter and illustrator who is represented in major galleries in Australia and internationally. He designed and facilitated the illustratons done by over 40 Anangu staff and students for Papunya School Book of Country and History (Papunya School, A+U 2001), designed When I Was Little Like You (Mary Malbunka, A+U 2002) and illustrated Lucy in the Leap Year (Nadia Wheatley, Omnibus, 1993.

Category: Children's non-fiction
ISBN: 9781741144710
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: February 2005
Page Extent: 32
Format: Book
Age: 6 - 10
Subject: Children's non-fiction

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