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Heroes, Rebels and Innovators

Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history

Karen Wyld Jaelyn Biumaiwai



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27 July 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This contains the stories of seven special people, given four pages each (with bold illustrations). There's Patyegarang, who taught William Dawes her language; Bungaree who accompanied Matthew Flinders; Tarenorerer who resisted white settlers in Tasmania; Yarri and Jacky Jacky who were the heroes of the Gundagai floods; Mohara Wacando-Lifu awarded a gold medal for bravery; David Unaipon, inventor and writer; and Fanny Balbuk Yooreel, early environmental protestor. Aimed at young-to-middle primary schoolers, the stories of theses historical figures are told respectfully and simply, introducing the reader to characters we all should know.  Lindy

Be inspired and amazed by these incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander icons! With colourful artwork and evocative writing, this book tells stories every Australian should know.

Powerful and exciting: here are seven inspiring stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history. Each colourful spread in this illustrated book tells a compelling story.
 heroes rebels and innovators Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from history by Karyn Wild and Jaelyn Biumaiwai

Illustrated by:   Jaelyn Biumaiwai
Imprint:   Lothian
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 286mm,  Width: 263mm, 
Weight:   41g
ISBN:   9780734419835
ISBN 10:   073441983X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 6 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karen Wyld (Author) Karen Wyld lives by the sea, south of Adelaide. Born on Kaurna yerta in South Australia, she is of Martu descent (people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia). Karen was the recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewitt Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, shortlisted for a 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and longlisted for the ABIA Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year. Jaelyn Biumaiwai (Illustrator) Jaelyn Biumaiwai is a self-taught illustrator. She is of Aboriginal and Fijian ancestry and lives and creates on the Gold Coast. She has a passion for Pasifika and First Nations culture and communities, and this is reflected in both her original and commissioned art.

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