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The House on the Mountain

The House on the Mountain

Why a Booktrail?

The story of a family experiencing a bushfire

  • ISBN: 978-1911631361
  • Genre: Childrens, Indigenous writing

What you need to know before your trail

There is a fire coming, and we need to move quickly. Mum and Dad start packing bags, grabbing woollen blankets, the first-aid kit, torches, and then the photo albums. Dad puts Ruby on her lead and ties her up near the back door. My chest feels hollow, like a birdcage. Atmospheric and intensely moving, this is the story of a family experiencing a bushfire, its devastating aftermath, and the long process of healing and rebuilding.

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Kinglake – traditional Wurundjeri land.

The author says at the start of the story:

This story is set in Kinglake, on traditional Wurundjeri land. We wish to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Wurun means manna gum and djeri is the word for the witchety grubs that live in and around these trees. So Wurundjeri means Manna Gum People, or Witcherty Grub People

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The House on the Mountain

Destination: Kinglake, Victoria, Wurundjeri land Author/guide:Ella Holcombe and David Cox  Departure Time: 2000s

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