‘Barrumbi Kids’ series to be made in the Northern Territory for NITV

Adapted from popular teen books, the high end kids' drama is produced by Danielle MacLean, Monica O'Brien and Julia Morris.

National Indigenous Television (NITV) has announced the commissioning of Barrumbi Kids, described as the first major kids’ series to be made in the NT.

Based on the popular book series for teens by Northern Territory author Leonie Norrington, Barrumbi Kids tells the story of best friends Tomias and Dahlia, two best friends growing up in a remote Northern Territory community. According to the book summary, ‘Tomias’ ancestors have lived in the remote Northern Territory town of Long Hole since the Dreaming and Dale’s grandfather was the first white man to settle there. Together they have adventures when they skip school for the day, and experience the struggle of growing up in the racially mixed outback town.’ As per the NITV media release: ‘Through fishing, hunting and schooling, the children learn about themselves, each other and living in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.’

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