This specially commissioned artwork was created by DJ Mate, an award-winning contemporary Aboriginal artist.
DJ Mate was inspired by the traditional stories of the Dharawal People as told by Frances Bodkin in her book The Annual Cycle The Season of Ngoonungi .
Start your journey on the left side of the box as the Ngoonumgi, the Grey-Headed Flying Fox, gather in vast numbers as the sun sinks below the horizon. Then we follow the possum footprints to the front panel of the box as the snarling, growling sounds of their nocturnal battles can be heard. Finally, as we move to the right side of the box, gentle rains are falling. Restrictions on eating crabs, yabbies, shellfish, prawn and lobsters are lifted and feasting on the beaches occurs.
A description of each illustration and its significance is included on the back so you can share this beautiful story with your class. You can read the full story here as well.
Our new 'Seasons' Book Box is ideal for storing your Indigenous resources, learning about the environment or simply adding some beautiful Australian colour to your classroom or library.
10c from the sale of every box is donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation(Fundraising number: 22042015).
Dimensions: 17cm wide x 25cm deep x 28cm high (back), 17cm high (front)