How the Crocodile Got Its Teeth
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Author: Fourmile, Trevor
How the Crocodile Got its Teeth is a Yidinji Creation Story which helps to explain the history and some of the traditional beliefs held by the Yidinji First Nations' People of Far North Queensland. This story has been told orally by many generations over thousands of years and is intrinsic to the Yidinji culture, both past and present.
Trevor Fourmile is from the Yidinji people of the Cairns area in Far North Queensland. He is the author of two childrens' books, How the Cassowary Got Its Helmet and Bajirriga the Turtle. Both stories are based on the coastal rainforest and told in traditional style with illustrations by his mother, Lillian Fourmile. Trevor's Yidinji name is Bumi which means "lightning flash". He is a Community Engagement Officer at the Hymba Yumba Independence School in Brisbane. He is interested in teaching the younger generation his culture through traditional dancing, story telling and writing children's books.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 24
- Series: History of the First Australians Set 3
- Series Number: 49
- Publication Date: 20/01/2020
- Publisher: Knowledge Books and Software
- Subject: Indigenous
- Audience: Primary
- Reading Recovery: Level 23
- Curriculum: Australian