Wamparla Apiṟa (Possums and Tall Trees)

Thanti Syd Strangeways & Kathy Arbon

Wampala Apiṟa, Possums and Tall Trees, retold here in Arabana
and English by Elder Thanthi Syd Strangways, is a fascinating story
beautifully illustrated by Kathy Arbon, which recounts the ways that
people used to climb tall trees (apiṟa) to hunt possums (wamparla)
for food and clothing. However, Thanthi Syd writes, hunting was not
permitted everywhere by the elders. In one place called Yarripulanha
there were few possums and they were considered sacred.

a retelling of a tale that will provide readers with insights into Arabana

- National Centre for Australian Children's Literature

Release
Feb-2018
ISBN
9780994465474
RRP (AUD)
$19.99
Pages
24
Format
Hardback
Category
Australian Animals & Nature

Thanti Syd Strangeways and Kathy Arbon

Thanthi Syd Strangeways and Kathy Arbon are of the Arabana peoples from South Australia. Wamparla Apiṟa is Thanthi’s first book, Kathy created the book Can You Dance with Sally Morgan.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. We are Community-led, responding to requests from remote Communities and publishing books created by Community – many in First Languages.

Wamparla Apiṟa (Possums and Tall Trees)
Rights
World ex ANZ
Contact
Nicola Robinson
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