7 Stories to Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Thu 5 July 2018

Every July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year's theme is 'Because of her, we can!' To find out what's happening near you from 8–15 July, click here.

On Kinderling you can hear Indigenous stories and music throughout the year, but this NAIDOC week we're doing something special. Tune in for Story of the Week every evening at 5pm to hear 7 different stories written, read, or told by Australia’s First Nations writers, actors and performers. 

  • Welcome to Country - written and read by Aunty Joy Murphy AO, senior Wurundjeri elder of Melbourne and surrounds. Illustrated by Lisa Kennedydescendant of the Trawlwoolway People on the north-east coast of Tasmania. Sound design by Max GosfordBuy your own copy of the book here, published by Walker Books. 
  • Dreamers - written by Ezekial Kwaymullina, from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Illustrated by Sally Morgan, from the Palku and Nyamal peoples of the Pilbara. Read by Katie Beckett, actor, playwright and proud Murawarri/ Yuggerah womanSound design by Max GosfordBuy your own copy of the book here, published by Fremantle Press.
  • Malian - told by Darren ComptonDarren is a dancer, performer and educator and a proud descendent of Yuin, Bundjalung, Munanjali, Gamillaraay and the Murray Island nations.
  • Little Koala Lost - written by Blaze Kwaymullina, from the Palyku and Nyamal peoples of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft. Read by Rarriwuy Hickactor, dancer and proud Yolngu woman. Buy your own copy of the book here, published by Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. 
  • Black Snake - told by Jacinta Tobin, musician and Darug descendant of the Aboriginal people of the Greater Sydney Region with English and Irish ancestry.
  • How Frogmouth Found Her Home - written and illustrated by Ambelin Kwaymullinafrom the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Read by Katie Beckett, actor, playwright and proud Murawarri/ Yuggerah woman. Sound design by Max Gosford. Buy your own copy of the book here, published by Fremantle Press.
  • Emu and the Water Tree (part 1) from Eagle, Crow and Emu Bird Stories - written by Gladys Milroy and Jill Milroy,  from the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Illustrated by Jill Milroy. Read by Bjorn Stewart, actor, director, writer and proud Kuku-Yalanji/Wemba Wemba man. Sound design by Max Gosford. Published by Fremantle Press. Buy your own copy of the book here.

Tune in at 5pm daily to hear our Story Of The Week, or download it and many more with our free mobile app.

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