May 1, 2018
Fourteen unique stories celebrating heritage, overcoming tragedy and healing through connecting to country will help keep Australia’s Aboriginal culture alive as part of a new book, launched by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA).
In Aboriginal Australian culture, storytelling makes up a large part of everyday life. For thousands of years Aboriginal knowledge, heritage and laws have been passed on through stories and songs. The West Australian (WA) Indigenous Storybook goes some way to retaining and disseminating some of these stories, which can now be read in our books as opposed to the more traditional stories that were once only spoken.
The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) has now produced nine WA Indigenous Storybooks, the most recent focusing on the Pilbara region of WA.
The Pilbara version of the book was launched by Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt at the annual Karijini Experience on Thursday, April 19. Telethon Speech & Hearing was proud to be a part of the collaboration project and contribute a story to the book.