I live in a place where the sand is smooth and
turtles nest on Cable beach.
I live in a place where the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
My home Broome.
When she was eight years old, Tamzyne Richardson wrote a poem about Broome and all the things that she loved about her home town. Local artist Bronwyn Houston took the poem and developed a community project whereby she worked with young local artists to illustrate Tamzyne’s poem. The result is a beautiful picture book which is alive with all the magic of Broome.
Each spread includes one stanza of the poem, brought to life by a scene made up of painted backgrounds and individual components contributed by various of the young artists to create a pleasing, eclectic whole. There are also facts about different aspects of Broome on every page. A really wonderful feature is the focus on the multicultural society in Broome and, particularly, the culture of the Yawuru Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the area.
My Home Broome is both educational and entertaining.
My Home Broome, by Tamzyne Richardson & Bronwyn Houston, with Friends
Magabala Books, 2012
Available in good bookstores and online.