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Dancing For Country Community Storybook


In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Singleton Square proudly partnered with author, Warrawu (Maree Yoelu (McCarthy), a Wadjigany woman from the western Wagait region of the Northern Territories and talented students from local schools to create a Community Storybook, celebrating this year’s topic “Heal Country”. 

The storybook Dancing For Country is about Nana Ruby and her shadow, her Grandson Claude, and their relationship with the land and their desire to help heal country when they see the land is hurting.

Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much-loved community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 51 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 527 votes over the two-week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations.

Download your copy of the Dancing For Country community storybook here.

Or listen to the audio book read by author, Warrawu - Maree Yoelu (McCarthy), above.


Front Cover: Phoenix Davis from King Street Public School

Page 7: Nash Lambkin from Jerrys Plains Public 

Page 8: Arabella Leslie from Jerrys Plains Public School

Page 11: Eve Withell from King Street Public School

Page 12: Phoenix Davis from King Street Public School

Page 15: Maddison Raise from Singleton Public School

Page 16: Addison Eveleigh from Singleton Public School

Page 19: Paige Leedham from Kirkton Public School

Page 20: Cash Mayo from Kirkton Public School

Page 23: Chanel Ellison from Milbrodale Public School

Page 24: Eva Borrett from Milbrodale Public School