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The Whalers : Australian Children's Classics - Bronwyn Bancroft

The Whalers

Australian Children's Classics

By: Bronwyn Bancroft, Roland Robinson (Compiled by), Percy Mumbulla (As told by)

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'The killers get real glad whenever they see the dark fellers killin' a whale.'

This is the story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas' relationship with the Aboriginal whalers of twofold Bay has become legend. The Whalers is told in the lyrical voice of Percy Mumbulla and comes directly from an oral storytelling tradition and was collected as part of a group of stories and poems by Roland Robinson. With beautiful illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft, this book explores the special relationship between orca and whaler.

About the Author

Bronwyn Bancroft is a descendant of the Djanbun clan of the Bundjalung nation and is a highly respected, award-winning artist and children's book illustrator. Her work is also included in many prestigious galleries around Australia. Roland Robinson was a distinguished poet and writer. It is regarded that his most important work was conducted with various Aboriginal people from the New South Wales, in particular his collaboration with Percy Mumbulla of the Yuin people.

Just so beautifully illustrated and written


We are a community organisation that is making comfort bags for needy children. We always include a book in the bag and we purchased this book for children from an aboriginal/torres strait background.



The Whalers

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ISBN: 9780732295318
ISBN-10: 0732295319
Series: Australian Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st January 1997
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.16