Written by Aboriginal students at Bega TAFE, and illustrated by Aboriginal children from Eden Public School, this delightful book tells of the lives of the Bittangabee tribe.
The story follows Ninima and his family on their long summer journey into the mountains to collect Bogong moths, and then home again to the sea.
Bittangabee Tribe is an excellent starting point for studies into aspects of traditional Indigenous life, pre-colonisation. Its simplicity makes it an ideal text for study in the early and primary years, while the references to traditional life give it potential to be studied in later years as an introduction to issues such as:
- Indigenous trading and trade routes
- Aboriginal lifestyle pre-colonisation
- Bush tucker
- Traditional language and boundary divisions
- Indigenous seasons