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WINNER, 2023 WHITLEY BOOK AWARDS, CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND ZOOLOGY
More than 70 years ago, the ancient legend of Gurawul the whale was passed down to Yuin Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison by his grandfather and uncles. He promised them that one day he would travel to the southern land, Tasmania, and search for the whale dreaming of their Ancestors.
This exquisitely illustrated book tells the story of Uncle Max’s journey to fulfil that promise, and how he eventually came face to face with Gurawul.
Filled with important cultural knowledge and personal stories, Uncle Max sadly died before Gurawul could be published, and his family are continuing his legacy to show how science is finally beginning to catch up with these ‘old blackfella’ stories.
"This deeply engaging story is one which is important to be shared with others. A truly special book that has a place in a school or public library."
– Kathryn Beilby, ReadPlus