Join Aunty Karen as she shares local Butchulla stories from the book 'Legends of Moonie Jarl'.
In 1964, The Legends of Moonie Jarl, the first Australian Aboriginal children’s book, was published. It was also the first Aboriginal children’s book in schools at that time. Over 50 years later the stories continue to be shared among the Butchulla people. Stories that they would like again shared by all Australian children.
The book tells the traditional stories of the Butchulla people, of Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast, Queensland. It was written and designed by Butchulla siblings Moonie Jarl (Wilf Reeves) and Wandi (Olga Miller). The Legends of Moonie Jarl gives a deeper understanding and appreciation of Butchulla culture among the broader community and contributes to community pride locally.
Please join Aunty Karen as she shares some of the stories.
Venue: The Story Bank
Storytelling Times: 10.30am - 11am and 11.30am - 12noon
Cost: Storytelling sessions inlcuded in admission fee to The Story Bank