Stories of Country – Kaarak the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo

Nature Play WA recognises the important and ongoing connections between Aboriginal cultures and the natural world (country).

Through our Every Kid in a Park project, we will be working with representatives of Aboriginal communities around the state to learn more about their Connection to Country through stories and illustrations. We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of spirit those communities have shown in sharing their stories with us and allowing us to onshare them with you.

Through this project we hope to play a small part in helping WA families recognise and appreciate the diversity, richness and beauty of Aboriginal cultures and their deep connections to our magnificent natural world.

We would like to thank Tjalaminu Mia, local Noongar woman and CEO of Sister Kate’s Home Kids’ Aboriginal Corporation. for sharing the story of Kaarak, the Red-Tailed Black cockatoo, and for recording it as an audio story.

Story shared by Tjalaminu Mia
Story developed by Tjalaminu Mia and Clare Reid
Illustrations created by Tyrown Waigana from Crawlin’ Crocodile

 

Download and read (or listen to) Kaarak’s story, and colour in the the wonderful illustrations!

Download the story of Kaarak, the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo

 

Listen to Tjalaminu Mia read the story of Kaarak, the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo