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Playground: Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart

Playground: Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart (Hardback)

By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Searle, Ken

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Playing, learning, helping, sharing, having fun, showing respect. There are things which Indigenous children have been doing for thousands upon thousands of years. In traditional times, kids didn't have to go to school. The land was their school, and their playground. 'I thought ...my backyard was the biggest in the whole world! We had the ocean and sand dunes and lots of bush where lantana grew...We played hide-and-seek in the bush and among the dunes. Sometimes we played till it was nearly dark, even though we knew that Dad was very strict. He warned us that if we didn't get home before the sun went down the Little Hairy Men would get us.' - Elaine RussellSince European people have come to Australia, Aboriginal children have taken on some new games and toys, but they have continued to practice their culture. Whether they live on a remote outstation or in a busy city, Indigenous kids are still learning from country, and from their community.
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ISBN 9781742370972
Published AU 1 Jun 2011
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781742370972
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Published 1 Jun 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wheatley, Nadia
Illustrated by Searle, Ken
Category Reference
Award Winning
History
Australian
CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2012
CBCA Book of the Year Finalists 2012: Eve Pownall
Geography
Australian Curriculum
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 280mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 305.8951094;305.230899915
Weight 680g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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