Book #5 Journey of the Great Lake

Land of the Snake People

by Percy Trezise

On Sale: 27/06/2001



About the Book

Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor are three children of the Kadimakara People who were caught in a storm and stranded across the great lake, Balanorga. Now they are trying to find their way home and in this part of the series, they are in the Land of the Snake People. Lande, the two Emu girls, and Wongabel of the Woomera people escape from the Snake Men, but now need to safely cross the Pungalunga lands. the Emu people have warned that the Pungalunga people are cannibals, so Jadianta sets about making a bullroarer with a local healer, in an attempt to scare them off. this journey shows what a courageous leader Jadianta is, and again highlights the cleverness of Lasca the Dingo.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780207199066
  • ISBN 10: 020719906X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 27/06/2001
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture books


Percy Trezise AM (1923 - 2005) was a painter and writer as well as an historian and documenter of Aboriginal rock art. Trezise served in the RAAF during WW2, and from 1956 he worked in northern Australia as an airline pilot. From the air he would gauge areas likely to contain Aboriginal rock art that he would later explore. Trezise collaborated on a series of children’s books with Aboriginal artist Dick Roughsey, and as well as being a member of the Order of Australia, in 2004 he received an Honorary Doctorate from James Cook University.

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