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Tales from the Aborigines, by W. E. (Bill) Harney
Bib ID 2670956
Format BookBook
Author
Harney, W. E. (William Edward), 1895-1962
 
Description [Adelaide] Rigby [1969 i.e. 1970] 
189 p. illus. 18 cm. 
Series

Seal books, 03370

Summary

Stories from traditional storytellers about Pleiades, ancestral heroes, Wardaman stories of Lightning Brothers; Pitjantjatjara origins of Katatjuta; Wardaman and Mudburra stories of evil spirits; the Wulgaru; cautionary tales for children about disobeying the law from Wogait, Gagadju, Tiwi, Mara, Uwaidja, Ngalakan and Ngalkban storytellers; post contact stories of survival of Pong-Pongi family; conflict between Aboriginal and European law relating to family relationships; work of trackers; Uluru sacred sites.

Subjects Tales -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.  |  Stories and motifs - Rock outcrops.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Stories and motifs - Thunder and lightning.  |  Family.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Stories and motifs - Lightning Brothers.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Ngalakan people (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Pungupungu / Bongo Bongo people (N11) (NT SD52-07)  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Batjamal / Wogait people (N6) (NT SD52-07)  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Iwaidja / Yiwayja / Yiwadya people (N39) (NT SC53-13)  |  Ngalkbun people (N76) (NT SD53-06)  |  Kata Tjuta / Olgas (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)

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