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y separately published work icon Wilam : A Birrarung Story single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Wilam : A Birrarung Story
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'As ngua rises, Bunjil soars over mountain ash, flying higher and higher as the wind warms. Below, Birrarung begins its long winding path down to palem warreen. Wilam – home. 

'Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly joins award-winning picture book duo Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy to tell the Indigenous and geographical story of Melbourne’s beautiful Yarra river, from its source to its mouth; from its pre-history to the present day.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Narrative non-fiction.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Black Dog Books , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 561108455361184024.jpeg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 40 p.p.
      Reprinted: 7 Jul 2021
      Note/s:
      • Published April 1, 2019

      ISBN: 9781925381764
    • Somerville, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Candlewick Press ,
      2020 .
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      Alternative title: Birrarung Wilam : A Story from Aboriginal Australia
      Extent: 40p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2020.
      ISBN: 9781536209426, 1536209422

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Best Books of 2019 Angela Crocombe (presenter), Leanne Hall (presenter), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 18804805 2019 single work podcast interview

'In the third episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela do a whistle-stop tour of their favourite books of the past year. This episode also includes a bonus interview with YA author Will Kostakis about his new fantasy book, Monuments.'

Source: Soundcloud.

Cover Book : Wilam : A Birrarung Story Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 34 no. 2 2019; (p. 10)

— Review of Wilam : A Birrarung Story Joy Wandin Murphy , Andrew Kelly , 2019 single work picture book
'The picture book Wilam: A Birrarung Story is lovingly crafted by the two women who created Welcome to Country in 2016. Joy Murphy Wandin AO, Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People and illustrator, Lisa Kennedy, a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People of Tasmania. Their collaborator is Andrew Kelly, the Yarra Riverkeeper who advocates for the Yarra on behalf of the community.' (Introduction)
No Place Like Home : Kelly and Kennedy on ‘Wilam: A Birrarung Story’ Karen Wyld , 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , March vol. 98 no. 1 2019; (p. 12-13)

'Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy’s picture book Wilam: A Birrarung Story (Black Dog, April) follows Bunjil (wedge-tailed eagle) as he travels along Birrarung (Yarra River) to the sea. Reviewer Karen Wyld spoke to illustrator Lisa Kennedy and co-writer Andrew Kelly about collaborating on the book.'

Cover Book : Wilam : A Birrarung Story Joy Lawn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 34 no. 2 2019; (p. 10)

— Review of Wilam : A Birrarung Story Joy Wandin Murphy , Andrew Kelly , 2019 single work picture book
'The picture book Wilam: A Birrarung Story is lovingly crafted by the two women who created Welcome to Country in 2016. Joy Murphy Wandin AO, Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People and illustrator, Lisa Kennedy, a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People of Tasmania. Their collaborator is Andrew Kelly, the Yarra Riverkeeper who advocates for the Yarra on behalf of the community.' (Introduction)
No Place Like Home : Kelly and Kennedy on ‘Wilam: A Birrarung Story’ Karen Wyld , 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , March vol. 98 no. 1 2019; (p. 12-13)

'Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy’s picture book Wilam: A Birrarung Story (Black Dog, April) follows Bunjil (wedge-tailed eagle) as he travels along Birrarung (Yarra River) to the sea. Reviewer Karen Wyld spoke to illustrator Lisa Kennedy and co-writer Andrew Kelly about collaborating on the book.'

y separately published work icon Best Books of 2019 Angela Crocombe (presenter), Leanne Hall (presenter), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 18804805 2019 single work podcast interview

'In the third episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela do a whistle-stop tour of their favourite books of the past year. This episode also includes a bonus interview with YA author Will Kostakis about his new fantasy book, Monuments.'

Source: Soundcloud.

Last amended 16 Apr 2021 14:30:07
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  • Yarra River, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria,
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