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Crocodile story / told by Eva Pootchemunka (Wikmunea) & Pat Pootchemunka ; translated from Wik-Mungkan by Koppa Yunkaporta ; illustrated by Garry Namponan
Bib ID 4200796
Format BookBook
Author
Pootchemunka, Eva, 1933-2006
 
Description [Thuringowa, Qld.] : Black Ink Press, c2007 
1 v. : col. ill., ports ; 15 cm. 
ISBN 9781863340267
Summary

"On 3 August 1953 Samuel Pootchemunka of Aurukun, a hunter aged 60 years, was awarded The Royal Humane Society of Australasias Silver Medal for the courage and humanity he displayed in rescuing Eva aged twenty and her baby Beulah aged ten months, from the crocodile. this is an illustrated account of that event. A version of this story is published in Aurukun Oral History and held in the AIATSIS audio-visual archives."--Provided by publisher.

Subjects Pootchemunka, Samuel.  |  Crocodile attacks -- Queensland -- Archer River.  |  Crocodiles -- Queensland -- Archer River.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Aurukun Region.  |  Archer River (Qld.)  |  Wik Mungkan people (Y57) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Stories and motifs - Crocodiles.  |  Aurukun Region (Qld.)  |  Archer River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-07, SD54-08)
Other authors/contributors Pootchemunka, Pat, 1938-  |  Yunkaporta, Koppa, 1919-1992  |  Namponan, Garry, 1960-
Available From Black Ink Press, PO BOX 607, Thuringowa QLD 4817 

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