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Author Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979.

Title Aboriginal legends : animal tales / [compiled by] A. W. Reed
Published Frenchs Forest, NSW : Reed Books, 1978

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Description 141 pages ; 19 cm
Contents ch. 1. Reptile people : The snake people of Ayers Rock ; Snakes and turtles ; Death to the giant snake ; Goanna makes a canoe ; Goannas and porcupines ; The lizard who came from nowhere ; The meat ants and the fire -- ch. 2. Frog people : The timid frogs ; The everlasting frogs -- ch. 3. Tree people : Koala and the rainbow ; Why koala has no tail ; Man into possum ; Red and black flying-foxes -- ch. 4. Animal people : The legs of the kangaroo ; The mice women who turned into dingoes ; The two dogs ; Water-rat and fire ; Echidna's spines -- ch. 5. Flower people : Coral creeper ; The flower child -- ch. 6. Crocodile people : Pikuwa and his wives ; The sad fate of Pikuwa ; The pursuit of Numeuk the hunter -- ch. 7. Star people : Sky-raising magpies ; Dinosaurs of the sky ; The seven sisters ; The hunter who threw stars ; Wurrunna and the seven sisters ; The Milky Way ; Moon and morning star -- ch. 8. Crow people : Leaving home ; The gift of fire ; The medicine-man ; The eagle-hawk ; The pelican babies ; The singing frog ; Eagle-hawk again ; The black swans ; The moon God ; How Wahn became a star
Summary Collection of tales arranged under the headings; crow people, reptile people, frog people, tree people, flower people, crocodile people, star people
Analysis Australian Aboriginal tales & legends. Collections
Notes Australian Aboriginal tales & legends. Collections (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0076147)
New Zealand compiler
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Event [1978]
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legends.
Animals -- Folklore.
Animals -- Australia -- Folklore.
Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology)
Folk literature, Aboriginal Australian
Folklore -- Australia.
Legends -- Australia.
Tales -- Australia.
Australia -- Folklore.
Author Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979.
LC no. 79302345
ISBN 058950018X
0730102009 (paperback)
1876334150 (paperback)
9781876334154 (paperback)