Eileen Wani Wingfield and Emily Munyungka Austin
Living alongside the Animals
Features Yankunytjatjara and other South Australian Aboriginal cultural knowledge of local fauna, and affectionate personal stories told by respected elders about human and animal interactions. Attractive to local and tourist readers, 9+.
In a series of vivid anecdotes Eileen Wani Wingfield and Emily Munyungka Austin introduce us to the animals of their country, the deserts of South Australia. Their stories of how they interact with animals, birds and reptiles that share beautiful arid country are full of affectionate humour and keen observation that reveal a lifetime of experience. Underlying their gentle reminiscences is a deep respect for cultural significance of the animals.