Bittangabee Tribe: An Aboriginal story from Coastal New South Wales

Bittangabee Tribe cover

Rebecca Kirby

Liddy Stewart

Beryl M. Cruse

Steven Thomas

Jul, 2009
Pages: 
28
Category: 
Childrens
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
210x270mm
ISBN: 
9780855756987
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$19.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

Written by Aboriginal students at Bega TAFE, and illustrated by Aboriginal children from Eden Public School, this delightful book tells the story of Ninima, his wife Mina and their children and the rhythms of their traditional life on the south coast of NSW. Kinship, landscape and cultural knowledge are gently explored, providing an excellent resource for exploring Indigenous and environmental issues.

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Reviews and endorsements

A well designed and colourful children’s picture book, this excellent work was written by a group of Aboriginal adults from Bega TAFE, and illustrated by Year 2 students at Eden Public School…The story highlights the importance of family and kinship in Aboriginal culture, and beautifully captures the intimate knowledge of plant and animal relationships that Aboriginal people possessed. The story has a strong environmental and cultural message for students, and has a good local area focus.

— B Percival, Aboriginal Education K–12 Resource Guide, NSW Department of Education & Training

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016