The Resource Marngrook : the long ago-story of Aussie Rules, Titta Secombe ; Grace Fielding

Marngrook : the long ago-story of Aussie Rules, Titta Secombe ; Grace Fielding

Label
Marngrook : the long ago-story of Aussie Rules
Title
Marngrook
Title remainder
the long ago-story of Aussie Rules
Statement of responsibility
Titta Secombe ; Grace Fielding
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This fictionalised story of Marngrook takes place at the foot of Duwul, the highest mountain in the spectacular Grampians region of north-west Victoria, the traditional country of people from the Djab-Wurrung and Jardwadjali clans. When Wawi, a clan Elder, notices that his son, Jaara, and the other children only have old toys to play with, he goes for a walk to see what he can find. Wawi comes across a banya (ring-tailed possum) and has an idea. He kills the banya and skins it, and sews up the skin with a tendon from a kangaroo tail. Wawi stuffs the skin with emu feathers and moulds it into the shape of an emu egg. Jaara and the children play with the marngrook every day and spend hours practising their kicks. One day, when Jaara kicks the marngrook far into the bush, he finds himself lost and has to bear the consequences of not listening to his Elders
  • A children's story based on the sometimes controversial theory of how Australian Rules Football developed from 'marngrook', a ball game played by Aboriginal people in north-west Victoria more than 150 years ago. Ages 5+
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
primary
Label
Marngrook : the long ago-story of Aussie Rules, Titta Secombe ; Grace Fielding
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • melc
  • wblc
  • glgc
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000048211782
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781921248443
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33412765
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768595278
  • sr33412765

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