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Oceanic mythology : the myths of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia / Roslyn Poignant
Bib ID 965591
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Poignant, Roslyn, 1927-2019 author
Description London : Paul Hamlyn, [1967] 
141 pages : illustrations (some coloured), map, portraits (some coloured) ; 29 cm 
ISBN 9780600023722 (hardback)
0600023729 (hardback)

p.110-137; Myths and details of illustrations image of the spirit of the long grass, Morkulkualuan (Katherine), Djanggawul, Kunapipi (commenting on womens part in ceremony), the snake (Wollonga (Warramunga); Ayers Rock (Pitjantatjara); Wadi Gudjara (Western Desert), the Hard Yam woman & the Arrowroot man (Wikmunkan); Sivri the seagull (Mabuiag & Cape York); sky heroes of the south-east (Wotjobaluk); other myths - How Gidja the moon made a woman (Bloomfield R.); the whale and the starfish (Lake Illawarra); the Muramura (Dieri); the allpowerful fathers of the Aranda; the Mamandabari of the Walbiri; the Wondjina (Kimberley); the Lightning Brothers (Wardaman); Kunmanggur & Tjinimin the bat (Murinbata); the Great mother, the Rainbow Snake, the Wawalag Sisters, Jurawadbad the snake man, why men die, moon bone cycle (Arnhem Land); Extensively illustrated.

Full contents
  • Polynesia
  • Micronesia
  • Melanesia
  • Australia.

Includes bibliographical references (page 138) and index.

Subjects Mythology, Oceanian.  |  Diyari / Dieri people (L17) (SA SH54-01)  |  Wik Mungkan people (Y57) (Qld SD54-07)  |  Warumungu people (C18) (NT SE53-10)  |  Plants - Arrowroot.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Murrinhpatha people (N3) (NT SD52-11)  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  W©Þgilak / Wawilak people (N106) (NT SD53-07)  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Wergaia / Wotjobaluk people (S17) (Vic SI54-15)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Whales.  |  Stories and motifs - Lightning Brothers.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Stories and motifs - Plants.  |  Religion - Rites - Kunapipi.  |  Stories and motifs - Thunder and lightning.  |  Kija / Gidja people (K20) (WA SE52-06)  |  Stories and motifs - Moon.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Plants - Yams.  |  Stories and motifs - Wawalag Sisters.  |  Polynesia.  |  Lake Illawarra / Windang (NSW S Coast SI56-09)  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Mabuiag / Jervis Island (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  North West Victoria (NW Vic SI55)  |  Wujal Wujal / Bloomfield River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Melanesia.  |  Micronesia.  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Katherine (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Australian
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Oceanic mythology : Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia


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