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Tales from the Aborigines / by W.E. (Bill) Harney
Bib ID 724622
Format BookBook
Author
Harney, W. E. (William Edward), 1895-1962
 
Description London : Robert Hale Ltd., 1959 
189 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. 
Series

Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

Stories from traditional storytellers about Pleaides, ancestral heroes; Wardaman stories of Lightning Brothers; Pitjantjatjara origins of Katatjuta; Wardaman and Mudbura stories of evil spirits, the Wulgaru; cautionary tales for children about disobeying the law from Wogait, Gagadju, Tiwi, Mara, Uwaidja, Ngalkan and Ngalkban storytellers; post contact stories of post survival of Pongi-Pongi family, conflict between Aboriginal and European law relating to family relationships, work of trackers; Uluru sacred sites.

Notes

For children.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Legends -- Australia.  |  Batjamal / Wogait people (N6) (NT SD52-07)  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Stories and motifs - Rock outcrops.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Stories and motifs - Lightning Brothers.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Ngalakan people (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Ngalkbun people (N76) (NT SD53-06)  |  Iwaidja / Yiwayja / Yiwadya people (N39) (NT SC53-13)  |  Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Stories and motifs - Thunder and lightning.  |  Stories and motifs - Celestial phenomena.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Northern Territory (NT)

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