'Our history is full of stories about hairy people, furry people, yowies, bunyips and monster apes. But this is the story about the hairy holes. The bush judges who kept everything in balance. Until the new people came.'
Ever wonder about the shadows lurking in the bush at night?
Yawuru creator Brenton E. McKenna brings you a superb storytelling experience of the outback supernatural, in his new black-and-white graphic novel, Hairy Holes.
Begley and Redley Hole are two hairy hole people living ordinary lives in the bush - that is until their world is lifted up and tossed on its rear when a lost tourist named Joplin stumbles upon them with promises of friendship and help to search for their parents.
Featuring some of Australia's toughest animals, suspiciously hairy holes in the desert and a crash course on the wonderful world of the internet, this hilarious graphic novel will crack you up and take you on a 'kray-zay' ride - one the whole family will enjoy, hairy or otherwise.
The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon is the first in the Ubby's Underdogs trilogy - shortlisted for the 2011 Deadly Awards, presented to Indigenous Australians for excellence in the areas of music, sport, entertainment and community.
It is the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WW11. Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a small rag-tag gang known as the 'Underdogs'. Trying to make a name for the Underdogs, she meets Sai Fong, a Chinese girl just off the boat from Shanghai. From the moment Ubby and Sai Fong meet, their worlds collide as they find themselves thrown into a series of bizarre adventures full of myths and legends and everything from ancient mechanical demons to fantastic beasts - and secrets never before exposed. This is an epic tale that measures the limits of courage and friendship. Ubby's Underdogs: The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon is storytelling on a grand scale that pulls its central characters from the unique multicultural town of Broome. It expertly draws in characters that have links to other worlds amidst a complex backdrop of Aboriginal and Chinese mythology (fictionalised).
It is the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WWII. Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a small rag-tag gang known as the ‘Underdogs.’ Ubby’s Underdogs: Heroes Beginnings (Book 2) is storytelling on a remarkable scale. It continues with established characters that have links to other worlds amidst an intricate backdrop of Aboriginal and Chinese mythology.
In this second graphic novel of the Ubby’s Trilogy, efforts to locate Sai Fong, the Dragon Summoner, by Ubby and her gang have been halted by the ambitious Pearling Master, Paul Donappleton. Yupman, the guardian of Sai Fong, is pushed to breaking point as his past reaches out to strike and his greatest fear now sits upon the horizon.
Ubby's Underdogs: Return of the Dragons by Brenton E McKenna
The long-awaited, final book in the Ubby's Underdogs trilogy.
It is the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WWII. Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a small rag-tag gang known as the 'Underdogs.' Ubby's Underdogs: Return of the Dragons is storytelling on a remarkable scale. It continues with established characters that have links to other worlds amidst an intricate backdrop of Aboriginal and Chinese mythology.
Ubby and her gang of Underdogs cross into the Forbidden Zone on the Broome, Western Australia, coastline in a desperate bid to locate their missing friend Sai Fong who has disappeared without a trace. What they encounter is worse than anything they could ever have imagined - leaving them and the mercenaries who hunt them, trembling in terror. To survive, the Underdogs must call upon the local gangs to unite, solve the mystery of the Dragon Summoner, and make contact with the mysterious Phoenix Dragon to fight the battle of all battles against an evil and unearthly enemy. What is at stake is the future of humanity itself.
These cards have been developed as conversation starters for children of all ages and even adults too!
Perfect for children who aren’t confident in opening up or expressing their voice, opinions and emotions. These cards are perfect in an individual or group setting, both at home or in the classroom.
They are designed to be passed around while Yarning to respect and to empower the individual speaking.
Aboriginal Symbol Cards
Supplied in a handmade Aboriginal fabric bag.
Wonderfully illustrated set of matching cards where the children are asked to test their imagination to match the Aboriginal art symbol with the object.
Suitable for children ages 5 and up. 29 cards laminated
Designed as a prompt for creative writing, yarning and story drawing. A great tool for individual and group work. Story Dice are an open-ended resource, the possibilities are endless!
Each die is a different theme including:
- Bush Tucker,
- Tracks, and
- Tools and Resources
- 6x 3cm wooden dice
- Small carry bag
- Activity card
Age Group: 3+
36 Piece Indigenous Tell-A-Story Tiles
This 36 piece tile set feature Indigenous symbols used by Aboriginal people to illustrate their Dreaming stories and also as a way to record information such as marking a sacred site, a place where animals live or the location of a waterhole and how to get there. A timber engraved legend showing the symbols and their meanings is also included.
Artwork designs recreated by Leanne Murner.
This puzzle comes in its own organza drawstring bag.
This is an all Australian Made And Owned product using sustainable timber.
Made using 3mm plywood, this is an all Australian Made And Owned product.