Journey into the fascinating world of Australia’s ancient culture with this unique collection of 33 authentic, traditional Aboriginal stories from the Dreaming. Also this Aboriginal story book includes colour plates of Aboriginal paintings and chapters on the oldest living culture in the world.
Each story is brought to you by an Aboriginal storyteller-custodian with permission from the elders. This helps foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Aboriginal people and Aboriginal stories of creation.
Gadi Mirrabooka is an Australian Aboriginal storytelling book. It contains 33 Dreamtime stories retold by Pauline McLeod, June Barker, and Francis Firebrace to Helen McKay. Also it contains chapters on mythology, culture, legends. The illustrations include colour plates of paintings by Francis Firebrace. Helen McKay will autograph each book sold through this website.
Australian Aboriginal stories contain many life lessons useful in and out of school classrooms.
Gadi Mirrabooka, which means “below the Southern Cross,” introduces wonderful tales from the Dreamtime, the mystical period of Australian Aboriginal beginning.
Furthermore, through these 33 stories you can learn about customs and values. They include animal psychology, hunting and gathering skills. Likewise, cultural norms, moral behaviour, the spiritual belief system, survival skills and food resources. The story book includes the famous Rainbow Serpent story and many others. See samples from stories.
Consequently, colleges, high schools, primary schools, pre-schools, teachers and students purchase this story book. Likewise, cultural organisations, community centres, a prison, a zoo, parents and grand-parents buy Gadi Mirrabooka. This classic now in its 21st year of publication, sells around Australia and the world.
Libraries Unlimited division of Heinemann published Gadi Mirrabooka in hard cover format in the World Folklore Series 2001. Pages: xviii, 135p. + 8p. Colour plates, Size: 7 x 10 inch, Cloth. ISBN 9781563089237 and 1563089238