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Our Birds

Nilimurrungu Wayin Malanynha
Category:   CBCA Short List

Regular Price: $17.99

Special Price $15.29

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Published: 1st April 2018
Publisher Name: Magabala Books
Author: Siena Stubbs
ISBN: 9781925360981
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48

Description

A delightful gift book of birds from around Yirrkala, which is Siena’s home in North-east Arnhem Land. This beautiful little book includes the English and Yolŋu names of the birds and their Yolŋu moiety. In Yolŋu culture, everything is divided into two moieties: Yirritja and Dhuwa – and as a result all things are classified, from a body of water to a specific type of tree or bird.


Birds give themselves their Yolŋu name by the sounds they make. Our Birds also includes beautifully captured landscapes from a child’s perspective. When Siena was 12, she took up photography on her iPad, but was gifted a camera from her aunty. In a short period of time, Siena was an avid photographer and had published her own book of birds. This book is the result of that inspiration.