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Author Spillman, David, 1961-

Title Us mob Walawurru / David Spillman and Lisa Wilyuka.

Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2006.


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Physical description 168 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary Us Mob Walawurru takes place in the 1960s in an Aboriginal community in Central Australia. Told through the eyes of Ruby, a Luritja girl, the story revolves around the new zsilver bullet3 school and the cultural challenges faced by both the community members and the well-meaning schoolteacher. Ruby tells of her own awakening and she experiences some of the momentous events of the time, including the 1967 Aboriginal citizenship referendum and the buy-back of pastoral leases. With perception and humor, this ground-breaking novel deals with issues of culture, ownership, and reconciliation that are just as pertinent today, while providing insight into the cultural challenges faced by Aboriginal communities and their non-Aboriginal people.
Audience For secondary school students.
Other author Wilyuka, Lisa, 1970-
Subject Australian fiction -- Aboriginal Australian authors.
Kukatja (Australian people) -- History -- Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights -- Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Fiction.
Referendum -- Australia -- Fiction.
Citizenship -- Australia -- Fiction.
ISBN 1875641874 (paperback) $14.95
9781875641871 (paperback)