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2021 February

New book! Coming Soon – ‘Walking in Gagudju Country – Exploring the Monsoon Forest’

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by Diane Lucas, Ben Tyler, Emma Long

Just letting you know our new book will be released April or May 2021. Published by Allen & Unwin

Join Ben and Diane for a walk through Gagudju country. 
As they walk, with their children, in the monsoon forest they share stories about the land and relate stories elders have passed to them.
Ben is a local Gagudju person of Kakadu, the land they walk. 
Emma embellishes this story with her wonderful paintings.

The cost will be $29.95

The writing of this book came from a walk together and the sharing of stories both Ben and I have in our learnings and memories. As we walked with a friend in a monsoon forest we recalled stories and experiences relating to trees and animals, birds, insects, hunting and gathering, stories from the elders of past times and some dreaming stories. This intrigued our friend and so we wrote the story. My children have walked with me and Aboriginal elders, many whom have passed away now, but they have learned and retained stories of the land from walking with these elders. Ben has lived on his country and experienced the storytelling from elders. Together Ben and I have walked the land and shared ideas and stories for many years. We met Emma, who also lives in the NT and is inspired by the natural world. She shares her love of the natural world while walking with her children and paints her observations into beautiful illustrations. Together we bring this collaborative story to you.