Annie’s Story – Growing Up Strong On Boandik Country is my first children’s book about aboriginal cultural in the South East of South Australia. The stories are inspired by my great grandmother and her life growing up as a young Aboriginal girl on Boandik country when her traditional ways were disappearing as the white man’s culture took over.
The book is illustrated with photographs taken on country, images of Annie and from our family possum skin cloak. Text is in English and then translated into the Boandik language, Bunganditj. Audio of each translation can be heard via QR codes.
The book is aimed at children, young people and families. Teaching extensions have been included making it an excellent resource for teachers in Early Years, Primary and High schools. Annie finger puppet packs and pre school text cards are also available.