Nganmarriyanga School Book Project

Ku kananganthan ka me ngala-ngala kanthin wurrah

The emu has big feet

Late last year Dub Leffler travelled to Nganmarriyanga School to develop a bilingual book project. 107 students from the local school participated in the project. Students spent a week creating the book's illustrations developing their skills with artistic workshops and exercises. Dub and the students worked together to develop a written narrative. Dub then designed a book incorporating the students' artwork and writing. Corrugated Iron engaged 2 school staff,  Jeanette Cook & Linda Munar to translate the story created by Dub and the students into the local language Murrinh-patha.

Copies of the book are now printed for the students and school library.

Ebook Coming soon!

Co-written by the students of Nganmarriyanga School and Dub Leffler.

Illustrated by the students of Nganmarriyanga School.

Translated by Jeanette Cook & Linda Munar.

Created in 2017 as part of Corrugated Iron’s Creative Schools & Communities Program.

Heres a sneak peak >

This book was funded through the department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. It was created as part of Corrugated Iron’s Creative Schools and Communities Program which is supported by the Northern Territory Government through the Department of Tourism & Culture and the Department of Sport & Rec, and the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts.


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PO Box 728, Nightcliff NT 0814

PH (08) 8948 3200

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