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ABC Kids Play School Kiya Indigenous Doll 32cm

The doll's name is Kiya, which means "hello" in Noongar language.

Kiya is from Noongar country, which is in the southern corner of Western Australia.

The Story behind Kiya's creation:

Kiya was created in collaboration with Play School, the ABC's Indigenous unit and Western Australian company Awe & Wonder. Aboriginal early childhood consultant and adviser Jessica Staines and early childhood education consultant and adviser Dr Ruby Scarlet also assisted and were advisers and script outliners for the special episode that introduced Kiya. During the design process, it was decided Kiya should have a strong connection to Country and be reflective of contemporary identities that Indigenous children have today. Kiya's community's connection to the ocean was a big part of the design process of her dress, made with fabric designed by artist Kiya Watt.

(JA000777)

  • Category

    Plush & Soft Toys

    Dolls

  • SKU JA000777
  • Packaging Types Officially licensed product from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • BrandsPlay School ABC Kids 
  • Genres

    Kiya is a modern representation with connection to land, being a Noongar girl. 

  • Release Date 10 August 2020

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