A group of young Manyallaluk students became authors & illustrators when their book, Mystery at Manyallaluk, was launched during Reconciliation Week at a celebratory launch in the small community located 100 Kilometres south-east of Katherine in the Northern Territory.
The book, Mystery at Manyallaluk, centres around the school garden and local animals such as buffalos, goannas, crows, pigs and emus, and is described by Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC TV's Gardening Australia as "..awesome and ... a must-read!"
The book is one of 41 remote community books that the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has funded and published, thanks to the support of its many donors. It has been several years in production and was written with the encouragement of former Principal Sue Alcorn who said:
" Mystery at Manyallaluk is a testament to the great learning that can be fostered in a great learning environment."
Glynis Bloomfield, a former teacher at Manyallaluk school who helped the young students write the book travelled from Darwin to attend the launch and said she was enormously proud to see the book in print.