Aunty Joan Cooper
A Darug and Gundungurra story for adults tracing Darug prehistory and the lineage and family tree of the Cooper family (descendants of Yarramundi) plus outlining the inspirational leading role taken by Darug elder Aunty Joan. Essential background reading for teachers, parents. Published 2003, in 4th reprint. By Dianne Johnson.
Cost: $25 per copy, plus $10 per copy postage.
Fun & Games in Gundungurra
An activity book and CD for children aged 2 – 8 to learn “Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum tree” in Gundungurra (one of the two Aboriginal languages of the Blue Mountains area) as well as learning the Gundungurra words by using a variety of word games. Published 2007.
By Carol Cooper (Gundungurra – Darug elder) with Lesley Sammon & Susan Ambler with illustrations by Jeff Cooper, Jenny Kennedy and Misty Cooper.
Cost: $10 per copy, plus $5 per copy postage or 5 copies for $40 plus $15 postage.
Sing You Brave People
Illustrated historical text for children aged 7 – 12 about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. It tells the stories of the lives of four outstanding Aboriginal people Gombeeree, Yarramundi, Maria Lock, Ethel Rose Cooper and covers the time from early white settlement in the Hawkesbury in 1791 through to Katoomba in 1957. Published 2004, in 2nd reprint.
By Lynette Stanger (Darug – Gundungurra descendant) illustrated by Aboriginal artist Kim Mooney.
Cost: $12 per copy, plus $5 per copy postage.
Parenting Young Service Development Manual
Parenting Young provides support and information to young parents up to the age of twenty four. A Working Party of twelve workers from eight different agencies provides a weekly outreach service.
The manual was created to provide workers with an accessible means of developing a Parenting Young in your area. The manual is easy to read and is supported by parents’ quotes. The manual was designed by a young parent from the project and includes colourful photos of group members and the Working Party.
Cost: $60 per manual plus $15 postage and handling.
Young Parents Grow Great Kids
In 2010 this small colourful booklet was produced by our Parenting Young coordinator Sarala Porter and the parents attending Parenting Young as part of a Peer Educator Training Program. The booklet contains a number of stories from young parents about birth and parenthood as well as useful information and contact details for local services.
No charge for the booklet. $3 postage and handling