Yira Boornak Nyininy

Author(s): Hazel Brown

Aboriginal Picture Books | Noongar

Left stranded in a tree by his wife, a Noongar man has to rely on his Wadjela friend to help him back down. Yira Boornak Nyininy is a story of forgiveness and friendship. This story comes from the wise and ancient language of the First People of the Western Australian south coast, the Noongar people. Inspired by a story Bob Roberts told the linguist Gerhardt Laves at Albany, Western Australia, around 1931. It has been workshopped in a series of community meetings that included some of the contemporary family of Roberts, as a part of the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project to revitalise an endangered language.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781742585123
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : UWAP
  • : August 2013
  • : 275mm X 225mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hazel Brown
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : English; Australian languages
  • : 36