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Pheasant and kingfisher / originally told by Nganalgindja in the Gunwinggu language ; written by Catherine Berndt ; illustrated by Raymond Meeks
Bib ID 345438
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994, author
 
Description [Gosford, New South Wales] : Martin Educational in association with Ashton Scholastic, c1987 
©1987 
16 pages : colour illustrations ; 19 x 21 cm. 
ISBN 0725309504 (series)
072530961X
Series

Bookshelf. Stage 4.

Kerry White collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

A traditional story passed down by word of mouth which tells how, long ago, two men came from far in the north-west, from the other side of Bathurst and Melville Islands. One was called Bookbook, the Peasant. The other was Bered-bered, the Kingfisher.

Notes

For children.

Cited In

White, v. 2, 1049

Subjects Readers (Primary)  |  Readers -- Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Birds -- Australia -- Folklore.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku language (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Literature and stories - Juvenile.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)
Form/genre Legends.  |  Picture books for children
Other authors/contributors Meeks, Arone Raymond, illustrator  |  Nganalgindja

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