I am delighted to introduce people to some of the many authentic Australian Aboriginal stories as told by Aboriginal story custodians.
Through these stories you can learn about the customs and values, the spiritual belief system, cultural norms, moral behaviour, survival skills, hunting and gathering skills, food resources and animal psychology.
The illustrations and paintings are mainly by storyteller and artist, Francis Firebrace, and they are supplemented by some drawings by Helen McKay. The animals, depicted, are from photographs taken at Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle.
Frequent sales – to all states in Australia – are coming through the website for this book, but recently, I have been thrilled to receive a number of orders from Norway, Sweden , UK and Italy.
“Congratulations too, on Gadi Mirrabooka – an excellent book. I have already read several of the stories and the background material at the beginning is very interesting and informative.” Steve M. SA
“I purchased your book almost 18 months ago and it is still a source of inspiration for me.” Jodie W, Yass, NSW
“Yes, you did a great service to the world by preserving those wonderful Aborigines’ stories and making them available to a wider audience.” Dr Margaret Read MacDonald
“Thank you for signing the front of the book for me. The book arrived while I was in hospital and my daughter brought it up to me. It kept me entertained for several days.” Mary Sanders
“I am the lucky teacher of a Year 3/4 class, here in Perth and I am really looking forward to using this beautiful book within my theme of \”Traditional Stories\” Jacky Clarke
“I would just like to thank you for the gorgeous book, which arrived today on my front porch. I can’t wait to read some of the stories to my students. They are keen to hear the end of the scary Bunyip story! They’re obsessed with bunyips at the moment! I adore the front and back cover of the book! Tastefully designed. It’s a real credit to you and your team.” Mary Anne Pontikis
“One of the most interesting and varied collections of Aboriginal stories I have seen…. The stories have the unmistakable stamp of authenticity, and offer a great variety in themes and levels of complexity.”
Dr Gwenda Beed Davey, Honorary Research Associate, National Centre For Australian Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
“At last we have a collection of Aboriginal tales we may use with the blessings of the elders. And such delightful stories! An amazing book!” — Dr Margaret Read MacDonald, Author, Storyteller, and Folklorist, based in Des Moines, Washington.
I am a librarian at Auburn city library service. I was reading the tales from the book Gadi Mirrabooka and am inspired by it. A little bit of my background – I am also a classical dancer from India and have been teaching dance here for nearly 10 years now. Gayatri Krishnamurthy
I’m in the midst of reading Gadi Mirrabooka (bought off the Amazon Kindle store) – I’m almost finished and I must say I’m thoroughly enjoying all the stories! Thank you. Grant McCall