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Book Review: Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu by Diane Lucas - Reviewed by joelisa (08 Nov 2010)
Come. Come for a walk in the Top End of Australia. Come to Kakadu. For many Australians, the weather in the Top End is divided into 'The Wet' and 'The Dry' and is, therefore, somewhat of a surprise to the uninitiated visitor. Yet for thousands of years, the Indigenous peoples of Kakadu have divided the year up into 5 or 6 seasons and have a far deeper knowledge of the weather, the flora and the fauna of the Top End. Gloriously illustrated, with easy bites of fascinating texts, 'Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu' takes the reader on a journey through the Top End year, exploring the weather patterns, the harvests and all the sights, sounds and colours of this very special part of our country. For the many Australians who may never have the priviledge of visiting Kakadu, this beautiful picture book also encourages all of us to look around us and really experience our environment. It teaches us to take delight in the details of our land. Living in the Northern Territory, this is the first book I recommend to visitors and newcomers to Darwin - and they thank me for it.
Diane Lucas currently works as an ethnocologist with her husband. They travel around northern Australia doing work related to this as well as botanical and fire ecology work. Diane was a school teacher on an Aboriginal outstation in Kakadu during 1983 and 84. From 1991 to 96 she worked on a research project documenting traditional resources on the South Alligator River floodplain and surrounds. She now lives only two hours from Kakadu and maintains a strong relationship with the people and country there. Illustrator bio: Ken Searle is a painter and illustrator who is represented in major galleries in Australia and internationally. He designed and facilitated the illustratons done by over 40 Anangu staff and students for Papunya School Book of Country and History (Papunya School, A+U 2001), designed When I Was Little Like You (Mary Malbunka, A+U 2002) and illustrated Lucy in the Leap Year (Nadia Wheatley, Omnibus, 1993.
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