Winthali (Fire)

J.W. Ross, S Bush, R.N. Ross, B.B. Ross

Winthali is a traditional Bunuba story, adapted here by Joe Willigan
Ross and Stacey Bush. Greedy Old Man Crocodile (Lallanggarra)
won’t share his fire with the Bunuba people, but Brown Falcon
(Girrganyi), with the help of the young animals comes up with a
clever plan to take a fire-stick from his home at Jarrambaya. This
story belongs to the Danggu people of the Fitzroy Valley.

Mr Ross was motivated to put the sacred history, an oral history passed down through the generations, into writing

- National Indigenous Times

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Awards
WINNER Funky Kids Radio President's Award
Honour
BookPeople Kids' Reading Guide Selection
Release
Jun-2022
ISBN
9781922592392
RRP (AUD)
$24.99
Pages
24
Format
Hardback
Category
Australian First Nation Lore

Joe Ross, Stacey Bush, Remi Bush, Boheme Ross

Joe Willigan Ross is a Bunuba leader from Fitzroy Crossing. His family are custodians of many Bunuba stories, Stacey Bush is his parter and wrote the English version. Their Children, Remi and Baiana did the illustraions.

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.

Winthali (Fire)
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World ex ANZ
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Nicola Robinson
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