Born in Broome, WA, Pat Torres is a writer, artist, illustrator, community worker, health worker, educator and Aboriginal administrator. Since 1987 she has published autobiographical works, stories for children, poetry and critical writing, and is involved in recording Aboriginal oral history in the Kimberley.
It’s the Rain bird call,
Don’t hurt him or kill him,
Or the rain will always fall.
Gawinaman jina gambini bandalmada.
Malu minabilga gamba bandalmada.
Galiya yiljalgun wula widu jayida.
Wangkaja, the mangrove crab,
His meat is so good to eat.
Hiding under the muddy sand,
Look out it’s under your feet....