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Aboriginal fables and legendary tales / A.W. Reed
Bib ID 321911
Format BookBook
Author
Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979
 
Description Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : New Holland, 1998 
vi, 137 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 187633410X (paperback)
Series

Aboriginal library.

Summary

"How did the porcupine get his spikes? How was the Murray River made? Filled with mythical half-human, half-animal beings like the Rainbow Snake and the woman who changed into a kangaroo, this extraordinary collection of legends and fables explains how the animals and birds appeared in Australia, and how the lakes, rivers and mountains were made."--BOOK COVER.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Legends -- Australia.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Stories and motifs - Animals.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Stories and motifs - Baiame.  |  Stories and motifs - Insects.  |  Stories and motifs - Kangaroos / Wallabies.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Stories and motifs - Plants.  |  Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.  |  Stories and motifs - Echidnas.  |  Stories and motifs - Dugongs.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Stories and motifs - Turtles.  |  Stories and motifs - Koalas.

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