The nephew of one of the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay, Australia, describes how his ancestors used killer whales to help them hunt other kinds of whales.
'The killers get real glad whenever they see the dark fellers killin' a whale.' This is the story of the orca, the largest of the dolphin family. Known as killer whales, the orcas' relationship with the Aboriginal whalers of Twofold Bay has become legend. THE WHALERS is told in the lyrical voice of Percy Mumbulla and comes directly from an oral storytelling tradition and was collected as part of a group of stories and poems by Roland Robinson. With beautiful illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft, this book explores the special relationship between orca and whaler. Ages 6-9
Bronwyn Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman and Artist. Bronwyn has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 3 decades
She is a well known artist notable for being amongst the first Australian fashion designers invited to show her work in Paris. She has worked as an artist, illustrator and arts administrator. In 1985, Bancroft established a shop called Designer Aboriginals, selling fabrics made by Aboriginal artists including herself. She was a founding member of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. Art work by Bancroft is held by the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She has provided art work for more than 20 children's books, including Stradbroke Dreaming by writer and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and books by artist and writer Sally Morgan. She was nominated for the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award as illustrator along with author Ursula Dubosarsky.