Wanneroo Central is on Whadjak Noongar country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners, their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship of these lands.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023, we partnered with author Bianca Stawiarski and our local schools to create a community story book. Bianca Stawiarski is a Badimaya Badimia and Ukrainian woman from South Australia, Bianca is a coach, speaker, lecturer, best selling and international author.
The story Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi ’, is based on the 2023 NAIDOC Message ‘For Our Elders’, focusing on listening and connecting to country and discovering the stories of your elders.
Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much loved Wanneroo community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 70 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 361 votes over the three week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations
Front Cover - Scarlett Wrigley from Spring Hill Primary School
Page 5 - Asiah Ahmed from East Wanneroo Primary School
Page 6 - Lilee Timbrell from East Wanneroo Primary School
Page 9 - Charli Dorrington from East Wanneroo Primary School
Page 10 - Summer Marshall from Spring Hill Primary School
Page 13 - Ella Batten from Spring Hill Primary School
Page 14 - Callum Head from Spring Hill Primary School
Page 17 - Ace Birchall from Hocking Primary School
Page 18 - Leesha Bahwere from Hocking Primary School
Page 21 - Anna Kongkham from Hocking Primary School
Page 22 - Mia Kennedy from Banksia Grove Primary School
Page 25 - Marcus Hislop from Banksia Grove Primary School
Page 26 - Hadley Cooper from Banksia Grove Primary School
Commencing in 2020, The Drawing Us Together project is now in its fourth year. We are honoured to have worked with generations of students and four incredible authors on this project.
Discover the audio books of previous editions:
2022 Edition - Being a Big Brother by Alton Walley
2021 Edition - Dancing for Country by Maree Yoelu (McCarthy)
2020 Edition - Pindan Dream Princess by Sylvia Lockyer