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Preserving Mulka’s story

Preserving Mulka’s story

The Noongar story of Mulka has been transformed into a storybook, written and produced by students and staff at Gilmore College.

The story, which has been previously shared with students as part of the school’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, was passed down by local elders Don and Sylvia Collard, who were custodians of the Kondinin/Hyden area for more than 60 years.

Written and illustrated by the school’s Follow The Dream students, staff and indigenous artist Ashley Collard, the book incorporates English and Noongar language to tell the story of Mulka, the illegal son of a woman whose love for a man from a different tribe is forbidden.

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