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July 2021

Auslan Story Readings

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Hunter Writers Centre is proud to release readings of 6 children’s books written by Hunter region authors who are also long term members of Hunter Writers Centre. These stories are read in both Auslan and Signed English by: Darlene Thornton and Billie Mosman. This project was made possible by funding from Create NSW for COVID-recovery.

The 12 videos are published on the Hunter Writers Centre Youtube channel and have been promoted to the deaf community, deaf societies of Australia, schools for the hearing impaired, pre-school and primary schools around Australia, children’s writing related groups and associations, Auslan educators and the associated community.

We are delighted that these readings are an accessible resource for children who are deaf or hearing impaired, serve as useful resources for both the deaf and non-deaf community, and provide connectivity between deaf children and hearing children who sign. This project serves as a celebration of the long-standing HWC Children’s Writing Group, which has seen 6 members publish books, and helped HWC authors gain increased knowledge about deafness, Auslan and Signed English.

Here are the links to the Auslan readings                                

Garbage Guts                                                                                    

Big Beach BBQ                                 

Who is at the Zoo?                                  

No Baths Week                                                                             

There’s a Shark in the Loo                                                           

Isla’s Family Tree                                                            

and the Signed English readings:

Garbage Guts

Big Beach BBQ

Who is at the Zoo?

No Baths Week

There’s a Shark in the Loo 

Isla’s Family Tree