Ngiyanggarang: Beginning a conversation in the morning to awaken others

Swimming in the River
Swimming in the River, illustration from Murray Cod Story by Uncle Jimmy Ingram, illustrated by Bernard Sullivan, 2018

Links Gallery, Wagga Art Gallery
Saturday 28 July –  Sunday 16 September 2018
Official launch Saturday 11 August 1pm

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition contains images and voices of people who have passed.

This exhibition is a celebration of stories featuring the perspectives of senior Elders from two prominent Wiradjuri families, the Grants and the Ingrams. Each with the unique perspective of their individual experience, Wiradjuri Elders, Uncle Jimmy Ingram, Aunty Flo Grant, Dr. Uncle Stan Grant Sr. AM, and Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Betty Grant (nee Cameron), present their unique stories in collaboration with illustrator and researcher Bernard Sullivan, in conjunction with Burambabili Gulbali and Charles Sturt University.

“Culture is personal.”
Uncle Jimmy Ingram and Aunty Flo Grant

Working from the idea that when we know our stories we know who we are, these Elders present an understanding of life that permeates the land we now know as the Riverina. The stories help us all, Aboriginal and non Aboriginal, comprehend the dynamic, transformed but unbroken continuity of the life of the Wiradjuri people who have lived here for millennia.

These newly documented stories take many forms. They may be traditional, talking about life before European settlement, they may document the crisis that occurred post settlement, and they may tell the stories of resilience and the persistence of cultural values through the twentieth century to the present.

Many of the stories describe how to be strong and live a good life, and have valuable life lessons about choosing the right way to live, connection to family and country, the example of the Elders, and following your dreams.


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A Mother as Loving as You well on the way to success

There was a big crowd at the Leeton Library for the launch of Uncle Jimmy Ingram’s new book, A Mother as Loving as You. It was hard to tell how many exactly as the crowd overflowed down the aisles between book shelves.

 First print run sold out

The first print run has sold out. Many copies have been pre-sold for the new print run which will be ready next week. Many thanks to the Ingram family, the Mayor and the Library staff for their support.

Further events planned over coming months including NAIDOC and Mother’s Day and as part of an exhibition at Wagga City Art Gallery in July. The book, about Uncle Jimmy’s mother, is very much in line with this year’s NAIDOC theme.

The incredible thing about Uncle Jimmy’s productivity over the last year or so is that there are four more books by him, equally readable, all on different subjects, that are being prepared for publication.

Books will continue to be for sale at Leeton Library as well as online at

Crowd at Book launch


A Mother as Loving as You cover Wiradjuri Uncle Jimmy Ingram

A story about a strong Wiradjuri woman

Burambabili Gulbali is proud to announce that it is publishing a new book by Uncle Jimmy Ingram.

Uncle Jimmy Ingram, senior Wiradjuri Elder, grew up under the care and cultural guidance of his mother, who shaped his way of living and understanding of himself as a human being. He has written this book about her as a way of showing respect.

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