Skip to content
  • 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission
  • Shop

By Adam Duncan

Cover for The Bunyip and the Stars by Adam Duncan.

Buy online now

Part Sky Country creation story, part exciting adventure tale, The Bunyip and the Stars is the first in a series of five picture books featuring stories from Australia inspired by the Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre.

On a starless night, Wumbirr leaves the safety of the campfire and is captured by the fearsome bunyip.  Ngariin will need everything she has learnt about the bush and her Country to rescue her little brother and escape the bunyip.

Author Adam Duncan

Adam Duncan, a Biripi man with ancestral ties to the Manning River region of New South Wales, is a visual artist, cultural education consultant, and early childhood educator living and working on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country. Drawing on First Nations oral storytelling traditions, Adam collaborates with young learners, as seen in The Bunyip and the Stars, which he created with the children of Wiradjuri Preschool and Childcare in Canberra.

Illustrator Paul Lalo

Paul Lalo was born in France and, in 2004, arrived in Australia to study animation at the Queensland College of Art. Paul has worked as a director, animator and motion designer for TV commercials, music videos and  documentaries. Paul is co-founder of Melbourne-based animation boutique Soymilk Studio which specialises in stop-motion and motion design.

Learning resources

Publication details

ISBN 9781921953460
HB, 32 pages, 225 x 280 mm
National Museum of Australia Press, April 2023

Return to Top