Wan’kurra (Golden Bandicoot) are an animal that has disappeared from most of mainland Australia. Their last recorded sighting in the Northern Territory was in the 1950s. When hairs are discovered on Martjanba Island in scats of wild dogs, Aboriginal people of the Wessel Islands are asked about their knowledge of Wan’kurra and reveal the story.
Can these small animals be brought back from the brink of extinction by translocating them to other islands?
Another nature-based children’s book from Diane Lucas, her titles include Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu, Waterlilies, Brumbies in the Night and Spines in the Sand.
Text, Diane Lucas; Illustrations, Colwyn Campbell
Published by Waterlily Publications, 2012