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Aboriginal myths and legends / [by] Roland Robinson
Bib ID 556586
Format BookBook
Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
Description Melbourne : Sun Books, [1966] 
xvi, 218 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. 

Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books.


Distinguishes between sacred and non-sacred myths; collected myths from tribal and detribalised Aborigines in N.T., N.S.W., Qld, S.A. and Tas.; groups myths into those concerned with ancestral beings, rainbow serpents; fertility; tribal law; dreamtime; and universal themes; illustrated with sketches of bark paintings, ceremonial objects and carved trees; glossary of words used.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Legends -- Australia.  |  Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi / Yuwaaliyaay language (D27) (NSW SH55-07)  |  Wik Mungkan language (Y57, Y143) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Murrinhpatha language (N3) (NT SD52-11)  |  Liyagalawumirr / Layagalawumirr language (N108) (NT SD53-02)  |  Burarra language (N82) (NT SD53-02)  |  Jawoyn people (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Liyagalawumirr / Layagalawumirr people (N108) (NT SD53-02)  |  Galibal language (E15) (NSW SH56-03)  |  Bundjalung / Banjalang language (E12) (NSW SH56-02)  |  Ngalakan people (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Galibal people (E15) (NSW SH56-03)  |  Burarra people (N82) (NT SD53-02)  |  Bundjalung / Banjalang people (E12) (NSW SH56-02)  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Diyari / Dieri language (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Stories and motifs - Fire.  |  Yuwaalaraay / Euahlayi / Yuwaaliyaay people (D27) (NSW SH55-07)  |  Jawoyn language (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Law - Indigenous.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Wik Mungkan people (Y57) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Religion - Rites - Fertility.  |  Stories and motifs - Flood.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Ngalakan language (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Ngiyambaa / Ngemba language (D22) (NSW SH55-10)  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Ngiyampaa / Ngemba people (D22) (NSW SH55-10)  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Murrinhpatha people (N3) (NT SD52-11)  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  South Central Northern Territory (NT)  |  North West New South Wales (NW NSW SH54, SH55, SI54)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Northern New South Wales (N NSW SH55, SH56)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)
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