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Author Cameron, Clarrie, author

Title Elephants in the bush and other Yamatji yarns / Clarrie Cameron
Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2013
Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2013


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 W'PONDS  827.04 C1823 A23/E  AVAILABLE
Description 128 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction and acknowledgements -- Map -- Milyura (snake) on the loose -- Gami munjal -- Elephants in the bush -- Christmas and Jack -- The bachelor -- The runaway -- Tjoornoo (waterhole) -- Dead man walking -- Rooftop refuge -- Blackfella goal
Summary A huge snake takes refuge under the body of a napping grandfather. A sixteen year old girl keeps three hundred head of cattle together for a couple of weeks without loosing a beast. A young Aboriginal boy witnesses a man being thrown off a train onto a remote railway siding for being Jewish. Two trackers lead a police party deep into the desert to apprehend a murderer and rescue a young, abducted woman. From station life to dusty outback towns, Clarrie Cameron recreates the campfire yarns of his past on the page by deftly weaving together anecdote, wit and allegory. He captures the peculiarities and contradictions of human nature which readers all over the world will instantly recognise
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- North-West (W.A.) -- Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- North-West -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- North-West -- Social life and customs
Humorous stories, Australian.
Short stories, Australian Aboriginal
Short stories, Australian -- 21st century.
Short stories, Australian.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Gloede, Regina, illustrator
LC no. 2013481710
ISBN 9781922142146 (paperback)