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Author Wannan, Bill.

Title A dictionary of Australian folklore : lore, legends, myths and traditions / Bill Wannan
Edition [Second edition]
Published Ringwood, Vic. : Viking O'Neil, 1987


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Description 582 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Summary "... Comprehensive collection of Australian lore, legends, traditions, ballads and popular sayings ... It is more than an anthology. It is the first attempt to systematically collect and annotate the whole field of Australian traditional folklore. Documentary source material has been supplied wherever it exists and this, together with oral and personal contributions, provides a rich source of reference material. The book is illustrated throughout and contains many rare contemporary prints and photographs. It is a mine of information and reference material for the student, writer or browsing reader. An assemblage of: legends, ballads, folk heroes, eccentrics, ghosts, country cures and remedies, bush cooking, toasts, bush jingles, sobriquets, mythical beasts and birds, familiar quotations, lost reefs and buried treasure, popular allusions, dreams, omens and prophecies, place names." -- Inside front cover
Notes Previously published: Sydney : Lansdowne, 1981
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Folk literature -- Australia -- Dictionaries.
Folklore -- Australia -- Dictionaries.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
LC no. 88120383
ISBN 0670900419
Other Titles Australian folklore
Australian folklore