The Sacred Hill



ISBN: 9781925922073 Category:

Gordon Hookey


There was a sacred hill. It had been there for as long as time itself. Mobs of kangaroos, living on the sacred hill, looked after the land and the land looked after them. And they were happy. . .

Blue, Treez, Potsy and Rocko are happy in their homes around the sacred hill until a mob of noisy mynas disturbs the peace. Forced to leave their land, the kangaroos soon find themselves a long way from home, but thoughts of the sacred hill are never far away. When four spirited roos – Blue, Treez, Potsy and Rocky – unite, they embark on an adventure that will lead them back home, home to the sacred hill.

First published to coincide with the 2013 ‘Kangaroo Crew’ exhibition in the Gallery’s Children’s Art Centre, and the major exhibition, ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia’, The Sacred Hill features an inspiring narrative and illustrations by artist Gordon Hookey, as well as activities to complete at home or in the classroom. The soft cover reprint will be published to coincide with ‘The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.

Additional information

Weight 280 g
Dimensions 21 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Queensland Art Gallery
Publication date 16 November 2021
Number of pages 44
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 29.5 cm
Weight 280 g


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