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              Sorry Day

              Sorry Day (Paperback)

              By Vass, Coral; Illustrated by Leffler, Dub

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              Winner of the 2019 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Age range 7+ There was a hum of excitement. Flags flickered in the breeze as Maggie's heart danced with delight. `This is a very special day!' her mother said. Maggie holds tight to her mother as they await the long ...anticipated apology to show a willingness to reconcile the past for future generations. In the excitement of the crowd Maggie loses touch of her mother's hand as is lost. In a time `long ago and not so long ago' children were taken from their parents, their `sorrow echoing across the land'. As the Prime Minister's speech unfolds Maggie is reunited with her mother. But the faces and memories of the stolen generation are all around them. Two stories entwine in this captivating retelling of the momentous day when the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, acknowledged the sorrows of past and said `Sorry' to the generation of children who were taken from their homes. The book includes a foreword from Lee Joachim; Chair of Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative and Director of Research and Development for Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.
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              ISBN 9780642279651
              Published AU 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Maori Markings: Ta Moko
               

              Maori Markings: Ta Moko (Paperback)

              Created by Australia, National Gallery of

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              "The practice of t moko, and the wearing of moko, was considered an art form of a bygone day for the most part of the twentieth century, as casualty of Aotearoa New Zealand's colonial past. However, this unique Pacific art is enjoying a revival. Its embers fanned back to life by ...modern practitioners in the 1980s, it has once again become a powerful form of Mori cultural expression, identity and unity. In a first for Australia, 'Mori markings: t moko' looks at not only the history of this living, breathing art of our region but also shares stories of today's proud moko wearers and practitioners"--Foreword.
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              ISBN 9780642334800
              Published AU 1 May 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Night of the Hiding Moon

              The Night of the Hiding Moon (Hardback)

              By Allen, Emma; Illustrated by Rill Ng, Sher

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              Age range 4+ A story of adventure, imagination and bravery inspired by traditional shadow puppetry. Alone is his room, Felix is frightened. A wild storm is raging outside, and the silver moon has disappeared. But, with the help of his trusty torch and some new friends, Felix find...s the courage to frolic with shadows and discover incredible new worlds.
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              ISBN 9780642279583
              Published AU 1 Mar 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Trouble in the Surf

              Trouble in the Surf (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen; Stewart, Briony

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              ISBN 9780642279460
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              Story Time Stars

              Story Time Stars (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              What makes a children's book character memorable? Is it their personality, the story they tell or the way they're depicted by the illustrator? Is it that they make us laugh or cry? Or is it that we can identify with them? Often, even as adults, we can remember what our favourite ...children's book characters said or conjure an image of them in our mind's eye. From Snugglepot and Cuddlepie to the green sheep and Pig the Pug, Australian children's book characters have always delighted the young and young-at-heart. Get together with old friends and meet new ones in this lighthearted retrospective of much-loved characters from over a century of Australian illustrated books for children. Many will be delighted to reencounter Albert, the cranky cut-and-come-again magic pudding, who has fought the puddin' thieves in multiple editions, as well as across the stage in musical theatre, puppet shows, animated films and opera. Others will be thrilled to see lovable grass tree Grug, who was once described by The New York Times as the `Elmo of Down Under', and who has bustled through over 30 picture books since he first appeared in Grug in 1979. \ With such classic characters included alongside newer stars, parents and grandparents can not only share their favourites, but can also get to know the newer characters who enchant their children and grandchildren. Today's little ones love to go searching for Mem Fox and Judy Horacek's green sheep, who won the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Award in 2005. They grump along with Nick Bland's bear, who has been cranky, itchy, hungry and noisy, to name but a few of his dispositions. And they giggle at greedy Pig, the pug, who is awfully mean to his flatmate Trevor, but who always gets his comeuppance in the end. All these characters and more showcase the breadth of Australian children's books over the last century and give readers of all ages the chance to get to know their favourite characters a little better.
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              ISBN 9780642279408
              Published AU 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Hello!

              Hello! (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Flowers, Tony

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              Age range 3 to 6 years Yiasou! That's hello in Greek! Or would you like to speak Chinese? What about Italian or Korean? Murinhpatha or Kaurna? Meet 12 Australian friends who can speak different languages. They tell us how to count from 1 to 10, say hello and goodbye and lots of o...ther words in their languages about play, food, hobbies and clothes. Once we've said hello, we can watch Emiko playing the Japanese drum and Pilinh performing an Aboriginal dance. We can see how to make gnocchi with Sophia and flat bread with Amal. This book is an introduction to 12 languages spoken most frequently in Australian homes, plus three Indigenous languages. Illustrated in a cartoon style, the pictures add humour and fun to language learning. Each language and culture is introduced by a child character - and you might spot a koala or two ...Selamat tinggal! That's goodbye in Indonesian!
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              ISBN 9780642278876
              Published AU 1 Apr 2016
              Publisher National Library of Australia
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              Digby & Claude

              Digby & Claude (Hardback)

              By Allen, Emma; Illustrated by Sommerville, Hannah

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              Age range: 5+ One autumn, change came to Main Street ... Digby's street is soon going to look different - old houses are going to be demolished and new apartments will be built. Digby loves Main Street but he isn't sure he wants it to change. With plans of his own and Claude, his... new friend, Digby explores what it really means to belong. Together, Claude and Digby create their own world - a hideout where they can think and play. Day by day, as their cubby house grows, so too does their friendship. As the boys build and make their hideaway, they realise that the best places of all are places where you belong. From award-winning author Emma Allen and talented illustrator Hannah Sommerville comes a thought-provoking story about building and creating a sense of home in an environment of change.
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              ISBN 9780642279279
              Published AU 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Flying Optometrist

              The Flying Optometrist (Hardback)

              By Anderton, Joanne; Illustrated by Erasmus, Karen

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              Age range: 4+The Flying Optometrist travels in his little red aeroplane from his practice in the city to a remote outback town. Lots of people are waiting for him! Aunty can't see well enough to carve her emu eggs and Bill the plumber has a splinter in his eye. Young Stephanie ca...n't wait for him to arrive as she has broken her glasses and can't join in games of cricket and have fun with her friends - she can't see the ball! Hurry up Flying Optometrist! Where is he? Is he lost? The townsfolk wait with bated breath until finally the Flying Optometrist's little red plane appears, having only just missed a bad storm. A big meal waits for him in the local hotel. Then starts work checking eyesight. The Flying Optometrist doesn't have long, but he helps as many people as he can. He returns to the city but Stephanie has to wait a little longer for an exciting package to come - her new glasses! At the back of the book are lively non-fiction sections about the `real' flying optometrist and the history of aerial rural services in Australia, including the flying doctor service.
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              ISBN 9780642279132
              Published AU 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Will the Wonderkid: Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback

              Will the Wonderkid: Treasure Hunter of the Australian Outback (Hardback)

              By Reeder, Stephanie Owen

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              Age range 6+ It's December 1914, and young Will Hutchison heads off into the South Australian desert in search of gold with his father, two other explorers and six camels. Their expedition doesn't go according to plan, and finding water becomes their prime concern. In a desperate... bid to survive, the men ride off on their camels to look for water, leaving Will alone at their campsite. But teenager Will is not content with babysitting pack camels, and so he leaves the safety of the campsite to search for water. Resourceful and resilient, Will not only survives against the odds but also makes a truly remarkable discovery in this true story from Australia's past.
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              ISBN 9780642279521
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Ngana ngai? Who am I?

              Ngana ngai? Who am I? (Paperback)

              By Hall, Susan

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              Based on a previously successful children's book, Who Am I? introduces young readers to both native animals and the concept of Indigenous language - in this case the Kaurna language, from South Australia. Learn the Kaurna words for animals such as parrot, wombat, kangaroo, cockat...oo and echidna and discover a simple fact about each animal. The text runs in both English and Kaurna, and there is a simple pronunciation chart included. At the back of the book, find out more about Kaurna life and customs and also about how Indigenous languages can be found in the National Library of Australia's collections. Illustrated with close-up images of the animals, this book is immediate and engaging, and highlights beautiful natural history illustrations. On the NLA Publishing website you can find a reading of the book in Kaurna. Published to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019).
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              ISBN 9780642279446
              Published AU 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher National Library of Australia
              Interest Age Children
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