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Miimi Marraal, Mother Earth

Melissa Greenwood



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04 May 2022
A beautiful and lyrical picture book for new babies across Australia Miimi Marraal, she created us, you and me ...

From Gumbaynggirr artist Melissa Greenwood, of mother-daughter art and design label Miimi and Jiinda, comes a deeply felt and heart-stirring picture book about the connection between mothers, babies and Miimi Marraal, Mother Earth.


Shortlisted - Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2022 (Birth to Three Years)
Imprint:   ABC
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 268mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   294g
ISBN:   9780733341632
ISBN 10:   0733341632
Pages:   24
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 2 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Melissa Greenwood was born on her Gumbaynggirr jagun (homelands) in Coffs Harbour and raised between both Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung nations. On Melissa's matriarchal side, she is a Gumbaynggirr custodian with strong ties to Bundjalung and Dunghutti. Her father's side has English and Welsh heritage. Melissa was raised by her single Aboriginal mother so identifies strongly with her Aboriginal heritage and is a miimi (mum) of two beautiful giibarrin (boys). From a very young age Melissa has been passionate about creating change for her people. Melissa completed both an Associate Diploma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and a Bachelor of Justice Studies majoring in Critical Criminology. Melissa has used her skills to work tirelessly for the Indigenous community for over a decade running National Projects, Aboriginal Youth Programs and supporting survivors of the Stolen Generation. Melissa is the founder and director of Miimi and Jiinda, a thriving Australian art business. Melissa has just launched a sister brand called Ochre by Miimi and Jiinda which is her fashion and homewares label. Melissa's dream is to create a platform that not only supports her people but provides opportunities for them for employment and avenues for growth and self-determination. Learn more at

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