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Bush and Beyond: Stories from Country

Written by Jaylon Tucker, Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Jessica Lister, and Tjalaminu Mia


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Grandparents are special, and the time you spend with them is special, too. This collection draws together four tales for younger readers from the Waarda series of Indigenous stories, first edited by acclaimed author Sally Morgan. These charming tales share some exciting, happy and even scary times exploring country in bush and beyond.

'Four delightful stories from the Waarda series are presented together in one book.' West Australian

'It is for those who enjoy stories set in the Australian bush and I learnt some Aboriginal terms when I read it. Overall it was an interesting and fun book.' Daniel, age 10

'Filled with fun and adventure...' At the Table

'These beautifully narrated and uniquely Western Australian stories have universal appeal. Genuine and heartfelt, they represent an opportunity to hear from voices not often heard ... Brimming with humour and charm...' Writing WA

'A deep affection and appreciation of nature is at the heart of the ... new children’s book, Bush and Beyond.' Hills Gazette

ISBN 9781925591132 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
The West Australian's ED! Serialisations
Indigenous Writing
Fiction for Younger Readers
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2018
Pages 136
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    Cheryl Kickett-Tucker

    Cheryl Kickett-Tucker belongs to three areas of the Noongar people – Wadjuk (Swan River), Balladong (Wheatbelt) and Yued (Moora). Lucky Thamu was inspired by her family’s experiences in the bush over the past twenty years. Read more

  • Jessica lister

    Jessica Lister

    Jessica Lister is a descendant of the Minang and Goreng Noongar peoples of the south-west of Western Australia and works in culture, the arts and social enterprises with the organisation Whitelion. Read more

  • Tjalaminu mia

    Tjalaminu Mia

    Tjalaminu Mia is a Noongar woman with bloodline links to the Minang and Goreng peoples of the south-west of Western Australia. She was a research fellow in Oral History and the Arts in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, and is now the CEO of the Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation, a Stolen Generations organisation. Read more

  • Jaylon tucker

    Jaylon Tucker

    Jaylon Tucker identifies as a Wongi-Noongar. He was born on Wadjuk Noongar country and via his father he belongs to the Ngullundharra and Walyan Aboriginal people of the north-east WA goldfields. His story, Lucky Thamu, is based on his time exploring the bush with his real-life Thamu. Read more