Brother Moon is a powerful story lovingly told by a great-grandfather to his great-grandson.
Beneath the dark sky of the Wadjigany Country, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.
Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, his broither is revealed as the moon " a wonder of the universe. HippyBoy learns how his great-grandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fshing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.
Liman (Harry Morgan), the author's grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man " a leader amongst his people and the community.
Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his frst language, and other languages from the Daly River area.
Maree McCarthy Yoelu is a Wadjigany woman, from the western Wagait region in the NT. She grew up in Daly River and now lives in Darwin where she works in radio. Liman is Maree's grandfather. She writes to keep his stories and the Batjamalh language alive
Samantha Fry is descended from the Dagiman people of the Katherine region in the NT. As a child she lived in communities across the Top End. Samantha is an accomplished artist and designer living in Darwin. She is the illustrator of the celebrated children's book Alfred's War (Magabala Books 2018).
Authors: Maree McCarthy Yoelu and Samantha Fry