Author(s): Nada Wheatley
Multi-award-winning, The Papunya School Book of Country and History is a unique and fascinating account of the history of Western Desert communities from an Indigenous perspective.
Winner: CBC Awards 2002, Book of the Year: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.Winner of the single primary title category and named joint overall winner of the Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing 2002. Winner: 2002
Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2002 and NSW Premier's History Award: Young People's History Prize 2002.
This book is a unique collaboration involving the staff and students of Papunya School, working together with children's writer Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle. Combining many voices and many hands, it was originally produced as a resource to be used for the Papunya School Curriculum...'We want to see the children, after being educated at Papunya School, coming out like honey ants full of honey - nice and healthy honey - not poison inside. We want to see the children learning both ways, and coming out bright orange and yellow together, like honey ants.' (Linda Kapunani Allen)..Nadia Wheatley is one of Australia's most highly respected writers for children and teenagers. Ken Searle is an artist and illustrator.