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Author Gela, Anne Abednego, 1953- author, illustrator

Title Gelam the man from Moa : a legend of the people of the Torres Strait Islands / Anne Abednego Gela
Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 1993
Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 1993


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB CRC  PICTURE BOOK Gel/Gtm  Unavailable C19
 W'PONDS CRC  398.2099438 Gel/Gtm  AVAILABLE
Description 76 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Part one. The Dhogai -- Part two. The Ganaus -- Part three. The wupudh tree
Summary For children; traditional story of Gelam and his mother Usar left alone on Moa Island, chased by the evil Dhogai monster; Gelams decision to leave Moa and his mother, build a dugong from the wupudh (wattle) tree and travel to Mer Island where he became a large hill in the shape of a dugong; includes a glossary of words from Kala Lagaw Ya language; includes biographical details of the author
Analysis Australian
juvenile Nonfiction
Notes For children
Audience For children
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature.
Gelam (Legendary character) -- Juvenile literature
Tales -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Tales -- Australia -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands
Tales -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Torres Strait Islanders -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Folklore.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Legends -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Author Magabala Books
ISBN 1875641092 (paperback)