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Dancing For Country Community Storybook



In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Wanneroo Central 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 60 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 1,403 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: Collaboration by indigenous artist Julianne Wade with Tiffany Comeagain & children from Wanneroo Central community.

Page 7: Jessica Michie from Hocking Public School

Page 8: Ruby Crisafulli from Hocking Public School

Page 11: Marli Whitehead from Hocking Public School

Page 12: Layla Watkins from Spring Hill Primary School

Page 15: Koby Slater from Spring Hill Primary School

Page 16: Jye Kennedy from Banksia Grove Primary School

Page 19: Emily Sawyer from Banksia Grove Primary School

Page 20: Emily Spink from East Wanneroo Primary School

Page 23: Khloe Timmins from East Wanneroo Primary School

Page 24: Talan Mclaren-Ward from East Wanneroo Primary School