Kooboro and Friends

A book written and illustrated by Aboriginal children as part of a school holiday program for Victorian Aboriginal children. The children’s stories, poems, reflections and mixed media illustrations were a response to the traditional stories, dancing and art work that was shared with them by Aboriginal elders during project workshops. Artists Larry Walsh, Richard Frankland, Annette Sax and the One Fire Dance Group all worked on this project.

The workshops and book were part of ‘Deadly* Kids Make Deadly* Books’ Project, which aimed to preserve, strengthen and protect the cultural and spiritual identity of Aboriginal children.

*‘Deadly’ means really good or impressive in Aboriginal English

Partners: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, the Newsboys Foundation, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-9806015-0-3