Each eBook is available at no cost and incorporates animations, drone footage, pronunciation guides, songs, dance, photographs and vibrant artwork.
SharingStories worked with the Nyikina, Gija, Bangerang and Jaara communities across the Kimberley regions of Western Australia and Victoria to share rich and culturally diverse stories from custodians living on Country in four communities.
Each story features original language and English:
Woonyoomboo the Night Heron—from the Nyikina Community of the Western Kimberley region, this is the story of the creation ancestor who brought the Nyikina world into being and left behind language, law, ceremonies, dance, kin and skin relationships.
The Eagle, the Crow and the Bat—from Victoria comes stories of how these animals have helped to shape their landscape and of how Lalgambook (Mt Franklin) on Jaara Country came to be.
Dunggula—tells of the formation of the Murray River, in Victoria known to the Bangerang community in Victoria as Dunggula.
This is just one of many projects supported through our Indigenous Languages and Arts program, which funds 21 Indigenous Language Centres and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share their cultural knowledge through artistic expression.
Image credit: Senior Jaara cultural custodian Rick Nelson on Jaara Country by Liz Thompson, SharingStories Foundation.