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luwa tara luwa waypa

three kangaroos
three Tasmanian Aboriginal men

Written by Dave mangenner Gough, Illustrated by Samantha Campbell

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niyakara is leaving the village to hunt tara, kangaroo. On his mind is the chief’s daughter, tuminana, who is at the water with the women, collecting shells and working. But down on the beach, niy...

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niyakara is leaving the village to hunt tara, kangaroo.

On his mind is the chief’s daughter, tuminana, who is at the water with the women, collecting shells and working.

But down on the beach, niyakara hears three thuds...

boom boom boom

With rhythmic intensity, luwa tara luwa waypa tells the captivating story of niyakara’s journey from boy to man, a story of courage and transformation.

Dave mangenner Gough’s powerful words and Samantha Campbell’s expressive artwork bring to vivid life the ancestral spirit and enduring strength of the palawa people of Tasmania.

Hear the author read the book via the QR code.

Production Details
  • Hardback
  • size
  • 32pp
  • Released July 2022
  • ISBN 9781922752062

Ebook is available on Amazon and other online booksellers:

  • RRP $14.95
  • ISBN 9781922752079 
Content

QR code to author reading luwa tara luwa waypa

luwa tara luwa waypa

Palawa word list and sounds in book

About the author and illustrator

About The Author

Dave mangenner Gough is a celebrated artist, curator and cultural practitioner dedicated to practising and demonstrating Tasmanian Aboriginal culture for all Australian people, to bring communities together and preserve our traditional culture.

As a proud trawlwoolway — descended from Bungana (chief), manalargenna’s oldest daughter, woretemoeteyenner of north-east Tasmania — Dave has a strong personal connection to lutruwita Tasmania and its people.

As an artist, he has exhibited nationally and internationally. He has also curated a number of significant exhibitions. With Dave as writer, director, producer, performer, luwa tara luwa waypa has been performed in Tasmania as part of mapali dawn gathering, launching the 2021 Ten Days on The Island art festival.

Samantha Campbell grew up in the Northern Territory and lives in Alice Springs. She is descended from the Dagoman people from Katherine and as a child lived in remote communities across the Top End. Her first book, Alfred’s War, written by Rachel Bin Salleh, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the
Speech Pathology Australia Awards. Her other books include Aunty’s Wedding by Miranda Tapsell and Joshua Tyler, Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy Yoelu and Freedom Day by Rosie Smiler and Thomas Mayor.

About The Cover

Illustration by Samantha Campbell.

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Mrs H.S.
Luwa Tara luwa waypa

Beautifully illustrated and enchanting dialogue. I have grand children in NSW who love this book as it is a connection to their fathers heritage

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Lisa

I bought several copies of this book, for my family, best friends’ families and a copy for my son’s school. This is a beautifully written and illustrated story that has sparked much curiosity in my son and opened up great discussions around Palawa culture.

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Beautifully illustrated and enchanting dialogue. I have grand children in NSW who love this book as it is a connection to their fathers heritage

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Lisa

I bought several copies of this book, for my family, best friends’ families and a copy for my son’s school. This is a beautifully written and illustrated story that has sparked much curiosity in my son and opened up great discussions around Palawa culture.

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