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Author Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994.

Title Land of the Rainbow Snake : Aboriginal children's stories and songs from western Arnhem Land / arranged and translated by Catherine H. Berndt ; illustrated by Djoki Yunupingu
Published Sydney ; London : Collins, 1979
Sydney : Collins, 1979


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  398.20994 Ber/Lot  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 96 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents Moon -- Sun -- Tortoise and echidna -- Crow and black cockatoo -- Fish hawk -- Pheasant and kingfisher -- The wild honey man -- Cicada woman -- Blanket lizard -- Boys turning into fish -- Loglog lizard -- Naman-duldja's adventure -- Wuriyari's adventure -- The Namandi's dog -- The stolen child -- The old man and the namarudu -- Nabin-gulou and namarudu -- The whirlpool -- The young man and the namandi -- The wild dog -- Namim-buma and his dog -- The crocodile they couldn't kill -- The python -- The child and the crocodile -- A wild woman -- The clam shell -- The nyalaidj dancers -- Children's songs
Summary Boys turn into fish, a wild woman and her giant dog look for people to eat, and other wonders occur in these twenty-seven traditional stories from the aborigines of western Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia
Analysis Aboriginal Australians - Legends
Aboriginal Australians - Juvenile literature
Mythology, Australian aboriginal
Australian Aboriginal tales & legends. Anthologies. Juvenile literature
Notes Includes fifteen songs with parallel Gunwinggu text and English translation
Aboriginal content
Audience children
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aborigines, Australian -- Legends -- Juvenile literature
Aborigines, Australian -- Folklore
Folklore -- Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Australia.
Folklore -- Australia -- Juvenile literature
Tales -- Australia.
Folk songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
Aboriginal Australians -- Legends -- Juvenile literature
Legends -- Australia.
Legends -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Aboriginal Australians -- Legends
Stories and motifs - Animals.
Stories and motifs - Birds.
Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.
Stories and motifs - Crocodiles.
Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.
Stories and motifs - Echidnas.
Stories and motifs - Fish.
Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.
Literature and stories - Juvenile.
Music - Vocal.
Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.
Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.
Stories and motifs - Turtles.
Aboriginal Australians.
Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku language (N65) (NT SD53-02)
Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)
Kunwinjku language N65.
Gunbalunya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)
Arnhem Land (NT)
Gunbalanya / Oenpelli (West Arnhem Land NT SD53-01)
Genre/Form Folklore.
Author Yunupingu, Djoki, ill.
LC no. 83670099
ISBN 0001843842