The Moon and Gecko

Author: Liz Thompson, Murray Butcher
Photography: Liz Thompson
Pages: First edition © 2011
24 p. : 21.5 x 28.5 cm.
Language: Paakantji, English
Publisher: Pearson Library

ISBN10: 9781442562912
ISBN13: 9781442546912

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This story is from Paakantji Country. Paakantji means ‘belonging to the pack, the river’. Senior Paakantji Cultural Custodian Murray Butcher, chose to share an important Paakantji Creation story ‘ Paatjyuka Wura Puna : Moon and Gecko’. Traditionally spoken in Paakantji language it is told here in both English and Paakantji, language work by Murray Butcher and Luise Hercus. All illustrations were produced by First Nations young people at Wilcannia Central School School.