Celebrating Jarjum Stories
Jingeri Jingeri is an interlingual book written in English and Yugambeh languages about a very cheeky willy wagtail. The book was created in a series of workshops with a group of year 4 and 6 students of Tamborine Mountain State School where Yugambeh language is embedded into their curriculum.
Kamilaroi author, illustrator and educator, Gregg Dreise facilitated the workshops by providing a framework for storytelling, and guidance in character development. The students then lead the narrative direction of the book, expertly layering in language, with a little help from Yugambeh Museum, Language and Research Centre director, Rory O'Connor. You can watch a video of the process below.
Jarjum Stories is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books and storytelling. Jarjum means children.
In this free State Library of Queensland showcase, revisit childhood favourites – The Rainbow Serpent, Stradbroke Dreamtime and The Legends of Moonie Jarl – and some of the earliest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books published in Queensland.
This colourful showcase highlights the role of storytelling in sharing language, cultural knowledge and moral lessons across generations.
Free showcase, open daily
19 October – 10 May