Teter Mek and the crew of Nimah Sajah are stranded in tropical Darwin as they try to repair their boat. Teter Mek soon befriends local Aboriginal boy Frederick, and together they investigate the mystery of Teter Mek’s family by piecing together clues from her canoe.
But Frederick has troubles of his own.
Just as a batch of crocodile eggs are stolen from a research lab, Frederick’s uncle goes missing. Where has Uncle Niall gone? And what is the significance of the crocodile eggs?
Jasmin Herro is a multi award winning Indigenous businesswoman. When asked by her daughter about their Torres Strait Islander heritage, she realised that she knew very little about her own culture. Teter Mek’s story mirrors Jasmin’s journey of discovering her cultural identity.
Kevin Lee is an artist, a writer and poet currently completing his Masters of Arts at University of Western Sydney. With his sister Jasmin Herro the pair has collaborated to co-write Teter Mek’s story. Kevin is passionate about their Chinese and Torres Strait Islander cultures.