luwa tara luwa waypa
Dave manganeer Gough
Illustrated by Samantha Campbell
luwa tara luwa waypa is a powerful story of a young Tasmanian warrior becoming a man and how he finds strength in connecting with the spirit of his ancestors.
niyakara is leaving the village to hunt tara, kangaroo.
On his mind is the chief’s daughter, tuminana, who is at the water with the women, collecting shells and working.
But down on the beach, niyakara hears three thuds . . .
boom boom boom
With rhythmic intensity, luwa tara luwa waypa tells the captivating story of niyakara’s journey from boy to man, a story of courage and transformation.
Dave mangenner Gough’s powerful words and Samantha Campbell’s expressive artwork bring to vivid life the ancestral spirit and enduring strength of the palawa people of Tasmania.
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