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Australian legendary tales : being the two collections, 'Australian legendary tales' & 'More Australian legendary tales' / collected from various tribes by Mrs K. Langloh Parker ; with introductions by Andrew Lang and Wandjuk Marika ; illustrated by Rex Backhaus-Smith
Bib ID 5299856
Format BookBook
Description London [etc.] : Bodley Head, 1978 
191 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0370108418
Series

Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books.

Bodley Head source books of fairy tales and folklore.

Summary

Fifty-four stories, told to the author by the Noongahburrah people who lived in the vicinity of Bangate Station on the Narran River; Peter Hippi, "king of the Noongahburrahs", Hippitha, Matah, Barahgurrie and Beemunny related the stories; text for Dinewan the Emu and Goomblegubbon the Bustard is also in Yuwaalaraay.

Notes

Originally published: in 2 vols as Australian legendary tales, London : D. Nutt, 1897; and More Australian legendary tales, London : D. Nutt, 1898.

"Uncorrected BH proof copy"-- Cover.

Includes native text of one tale.

Australian Children's Book of the Year Award winner, [1954]

For preteens

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Children -- Folklore.  |  Literary prizes -- Australia.  |  Stories and motifs - Rain and storms.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Stories and motifs - Animals.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi / Yuwaaliyaay people (D27) (NSW SH55-07)  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Stories and motifs - Baiame.  |  Stories and motifs - Climate and weather.  |  Narran River (N NSW SH55-07)
Other authors/contributors Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912  |  Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940  |  Marika, Wandjuk, 1927-1987  |  Backhaus-Smith, Rex

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