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The rain history / told and sung by Mick McLean Irinyili ; recorded and translated by Luise Hercus ; edited by Colin Macdonald who has also made the maps ; musical notation by Grace Koch
Bib ID 7729477
Format BookBook [text, notated music, volume]
Author
Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-2018 translator, author, recordist
 
Description [Gundaroo, N.S.W.] : [Luise Anna Hercus], 2017 
124 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps, music; 30 cm 
Full contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The earlier stories: The Two Rain-Boys and the Thieving Perentie
  • 3. The Karringala verses
  • 4. The rain comes to the Peake
  • 5. It's raining
  • 6. Anintyola
  • A. The origin of the Wilyaru
  • B. The rain story from Thantyi-wanparda
  • C. Data from Ruether's work: C1. The myth of the origin of the Wilyaru rite, C2: Connections to the rain
  • D. Gazetteer of Rain History places
 
Notes

Includes scores (melody line with Wangkangurru and Wangkamadla words) for songs. Words also printed as text with English translation.

Subjects Songs, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Songs and music.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Folklore.  |  Wangkangurru language L27  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Irinyili, Mick McLean, author  |  Macdonald, Colin, editor  |  Koch, Grace, transcriber

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