N’arwee’t Carolyn Briggs

The Time of Chaos

Many years ago the biik we now call greater Melbourne extended right out through the large grassy flat plain.
The Birrarang now known as the Yarra River, flowed out through the grassy plain. 

This story, the third collection of stories of the Boon Wurrung language group, represents the collaborative relationship between N’arweet Carolyn Briggs Parbin-ata Boonwurrung, the children, the teaching team and the Balnarring Pre-school community.  The collaboration, where the children (bubups) were the illustrators, aims to provide teachers, early childhood educators and the community with a resource to begin or continue their journeys of reconciliation.  It is hoped the readers can see the possibilities beyond the story.  Embedding First Peoples perspectives within education programs can create many amazing stories.

These stories have been written by Dr Carolyn Briggs and passed onto Balnarring preschool for the children to illustrate and the preschool to publish.
  • Author: N’arwee’t Carolyn Briggs
  • Illustrator: Balnarring Preschool
  • ISBN: 9780646860855
  • Publisher: Boon Wurrung Publications
  • Date of Publication: 2023
  • Number of Pages: 42
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 30 x 22