The fifteen stories in this collection were unearthed from the Battye Library achieves and are a unique compilation of legends from Bibulmun and Wardandi Noongar country documented by Debra Buller-Murphy. Buller-Murphy’s uncle, Alfred John Bussell who had also prepared a Dordenup Wongie manuscript of the dialect, compiled the word lists and examples of sentence in Buller-Murphy’s manuscript. It is with the authority and permission of Barbara Councillor that the Dordenap stories from Buller-Murphy’s manuscripts have been translated.
Many of the stories in the manuscript are well known by Wardandi people and have been told and passed on through the generations. This unique work is published in the Noongar Dordenap dialect.
The stories include true love stories, creation stories, stories of evil men conquered by great magic men and the story of the great shaking that changed the face of Noongar country. The book was published with permission from Barbara Councillor as senior custodian of this country.
The book is accompanied by a comprehensive Dordenap word list, notes on the Dordenap grammar and a pronunciation guide. A unique resource that is builds a deep connection to land and culture. Ideal for educators wishing to expose children to different languages and dialects, encouraging an appreciation for linguistic diversity.
This resource also explores the heritage associated with traditional storytelling elements and connects children to our rich and diverse history.
The book is accompanioed by a comprehensive Dordenup word list, notes on the Dordenup grammar and a pronunciation guide.
Pbk 84 pages
Dimensions 21cm x 24 cm
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