John Leonard <>
Yolŋu Bird Book
Denise Goodfellow <>
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:53:55 +0930
Thanks John, that’s terrific news.
Years ago Kunwinjku relatives insisted I use their names in my fauna books.
There was much interest from the wider public as well as institutions; one
publication, Fauna of Kakadu and the Top End, was a ‘core text’ of UNSW’s
summer school for fourteen years.
But the idea was that they would produce their own. As part of a little
tourism project (the Baby Dreaming project) we started work on a bird book. But
for some obscure reason our funding was cut. Then slashes to outstation funding
forced many into towns such as Gunbalanya, and nobody had the heart any more.
A grandson, Jehosophat, told me he “hates the future”.
I’ve posted the ABC report to Jehosophat and other relatives on Facebook. I
hope they take heart from this lass’ fantastic effort.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
043 8650 835
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