Beside the Billabong;
The Adventures of Warragul the Bunyip
Beside the Billabong is a collection of stories depicting the fun and games that five bush friends get up to as they live and play beside a billabong.
Many billabongs exist in the Australian bush and our billabong could be any one of these in any of the States or Territories of Australia. A billabong is formed when a river changes course and leaves the old part in place. This usually occurs in flat country.
Bunyips are mythical creatures that were supposed to have resided in the Australian bush but are thought to have been made extinct some centuries in the past. In our story a family of bunyips exist.
Possums are plentiful in many parts of our bush and several families of them live by our billabong.
Platypus are very unusual animals which are only found in Australia, so that makes them a very unique animal. They love the water that is associated with a billabong.
Tortoises are found in many places in the world and some are also found here too.
Kookaburras are the largest of the kingfisher family of birds and they have a nest close to the billabong.
Snakes are also part of the Australian bush and a family of olive green pythons also live nearby.
The young of the animals don’t see the differences between themselves and they play together beside the billabong, learning about the bush, having many adventures and getting into all sorts of mischief.
Do they survive the harsh bush? How much trouble do they really get into? What do they do when they get caught in the bushfire?
It’s all in the book.
(extract from Beside the Billabong (davidkentish.com.au)