Told in English and Gija, this is Shirley Purdie's life story, depicted alongside her beautiful paintings. In My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe, Shirley shares vignettes of her life growing up on Mabel Downs station, her Gija Culture, Country and Dreaming. She explains her Dreaming is Echidna Dreaming and she teaches us about bush fruit and hunting. She also shares the story of her working life, as a maid in the homestead on Mabel Downs station, and later on as an artist.
Shirley Purdie is a famous Australian artist who lives in Warmun community, in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
WHAT YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE:
Beautiful illustrations and story depicting Shirley Purdie's life.
Learning words in Gija.
WHAT YOU WILL LOVE:
Beautiful illustrations - I love all the paintings as much as my kids!
Bio about artist Shirley Purdie and info about the Warum Art Centre.
This hardback picture book has 32 pages and measures 25.5cm x 25.5cm.