Bartya and Mayila

Bartya and Mayila

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The 'Yarn Strong Sista' series gives young children insight into Indigenous Victorian culture and is supported by background notes and ideas for related activities. This is the first in the series and tells of the adventures of two friends Bartja and Mayila. 

When Batja's best friend Mayila plans to leave the forest they live in to visit the ocean, Bartja wants to find her the perfect parting gift. With some advice from Uncle Ambrose and the forest animals, Bartja creates a gift that Mayila will treasure. 

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  • Author: Sue Atkinson
  • Publisher: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9871337-3-1
  • Pages: 34
  • Price: $22.95 each or 3 book set $65.00

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