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Land of the Rainbow Snake : Aboriginal children's stories and songs from western Arnhem Land / arranged and translated by Catherine H. Berndt ; illustrated by Djoki Yunupingu
Bib ID 2791914
Format BookBook
Author
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994
 
Description Sydney : Collins, 1979 
96 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0001843842
Summary

Boys turn into fish, a wild woman and her giant dog look for people to eat, and other wonders occur in these twenty-seven traditional stories from the aborigines of western Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Legends -- Australia.  |  Folklore -- Australia.  |  Stories and motifs - Fish.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Stories and motifs - Echidnas.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Stories and motifs - Turtles.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.  |  Stories and motifs - Crocodiles.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku language (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Animals.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Gunbalunya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)  |  Gunbalanya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)
Other authors/contributors Yunupingu, Djoki, ill

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