Author(s): Bronwyn Bancroft
A timely re-issue of these well-loved Australian Indigenous classics. Ages 6-9 'The killers get real glad whenever they see the dark fellers killin' a whale.' This is the story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas' relationship with the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay has become legend. THE WHALERS is told in the lyrical voice of Percy Mumbulla and comes directly from an oral storytelling tradition and was collected as part of a group of stories and poems by Roland Robinson. With beautiful illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft, this book explores the special relationship between orca and whaler. Ages 6-9
Bronwyn Bancroft is an indigenous Australian artist and designer whose artwork has been collected and exhibited by galleries and museums throughout the world. A descendant of the Bunjalung people of New South Wales, Ms. Bancroft grew up in the small country town of Tenterfield. She says, "The work that I do challenges people to accept indigenous peoples as equals." Books she's illustrated include Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein and Just a Little Brown Dog by Sally Morgan. Ms. Bancroft lives in Sydney with her three children.