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Wandihnu and the Old Dugong by Elizabeth and Wandihnu Wymarra

$19.00 inc. GST

A contemporary story about a young girl who has grown up in the city and who is about to return to Badu Island in the Torres Strait to stay with her aka (grandmother). It is time for Wandihnu to learn about the customs of her people. The night before she leaves, Wandihnu drifts off to sleep and dreams about the journey, about her aka, and about a very special friend.

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Elizabeth and Wandihnu began writing stories as a mother–daughter project, and they have made many visits back to Badu Island to research stories of their family and Torres Strait Islander culture. Benjamin Hodges has been a professional artist for many years and his passion for art goes back to his childhood. In 2005 he won the National NAIDOC Poster Award, which saw his work displayed nationally in Australia.

Published by Magabala Books, 2007. Illustrated by Benjamin Hodges, Softcover, 28 pages.