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Meralte : an epic story of the northern stars / written by Graham Jenkin ; illustrated by Joedie Davis ; authenticated by Janis Koolmateri [i.e. Koolmatrie]
Bib ID 3048121
Format BookBook
Author
Jenkin, Graham, 1938-
 
Description Kurralta Park, S. Aust. : J.B. Books, 2003 
96 p. : col. ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 1876622466
Summary

Story of Lake Eyre filling with water and two children who set out on a 700km trek to acquire a meralte (boat) for their people; making and trading items such as hairstring and thermoplastic for permission to cross land of neighbouring groups on their way to the ocean (p.18); encounters with the Ngarrindjeri 'animal' people who wore possum skin cloaks (p. 46), having blonde hair (p.50), boat making from tree bark (p.52), learning the customs of another culture (p.57), use of toas (p.64); boat racing (p.70); drying of the lake (p. 86)

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature.  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Yardliyawara people (L7) (SA SH54-13)  |  Adnyamathanha people (L10) (SA SH54-09)  |  Transport - Water.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Kaurna people (L3) (SA SI54-09)  |  Ngadjuri / Ngadyuri people (L5) (SA SI54-05)  |  Art - Toas.  |  Ngarrindjeri / Narrinjeri people (S69) (SA SI54-13)  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre (NE SA SH53-04)
Other authors/contributors Koolmatrie, Janis  |  Davis, Joedie, 1974-
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