Kookanoo and Kangaroo


Kookanoo is a delightful picture book written by Mary Durack and illustrated by her sister, Elizabeth. It’s about Kookanoo – a little Aboriginal boy living in ‘The Red Heart’ of Australia.

Kookanoo is a bit too big for his boots. Fetching water and wood for the family wasn’t any fun, and taking his mum’s coolamon to collect nardoo in was women’s work. Nothing that the grown-ups suggested interested Kookanoo until his dad had a really bright idea…hunting for kangaroo.

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