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Wandihnu and the Old Dugong - Elizabeth Wymarra

Wandihnu and the Old Dugong


Published: 1st August 2007
For Ages: 5 - 12 years old
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A contemporary story about a young girl who has grown up in the city and who is to return to Badu Island to stay with her aka (grandmother). It is time for Wandihnu to learn about the customs and culture of her people who come from the Torres Strait. This morality tale highlights the importance of listening to your elders. Wandihnu learns a great lesson when she refuses to learn Kala Lagaw Ya, her native Torres Strait language. When her aka becomes sick Wandihnu is required to get medicinal oil from the old dugong to heal her. But the old dugong won't listen, he only speaks Kala Lagaw Ya. If only Wandihnu had paid attention...

ISBN: 9781921248184
ISBN-10: 1921248181
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 12 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 28
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: Magabala Books
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 23.0  x 0.300
Weight (kg): 0.166