Australian Legendary Tales: Folklore of the Noongahburrahs as Told to the Piccaninnies (Forgotten Books)

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"This is still one of the best available collections of Australian Aboriginal folklore. It was written for a popular audience, but the stories are retold with integrity, and not filtered, as was the case with similar books from this period. That said, the style of this book reflects Victorian sentimentality and, an occasional tinge of racism that may not sit well with some modern readers." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

Table of Contents:

Publisher’s Preface; Preface; Introduction; Dinewan The Emu, And Goomblegubbon The Bustard; The Galah, And Oolah The Lizard; Bahloo The Moon And The Daens; The Origin Of The Narran Lake; Gooloo The Magpie, And The Wahroogah; The Weeoonibeens And The Piggiebillah; Bootoolgah The Crane And Goonur The Kangaroo Rat, The Fire Makers; Weedah The Mocking Bird; The Gwineeboos The Redbreasts; Meamei The Seven Sisters; The Cookooburrahs And The Goolahgool; The Mayamah; The Bunbundoolooeys; Oongnairwah And Guinarey; Narahdarn The Bat; Mullyangah The Morning Star; Goomblegubbon, Beeargah, And Ouyan; Mooregoo The Mopoke, And Bahloo The Moon; Ouyan The Curlew; Dinewan The Emu, And Wahn The Crows; Goolahwilleel The Topknot Pigeons; Goonur, The Woman-doctor; Deereeree The Wagtail, And The Rainbow; Mooregoo The Mopoke, And Mooninguggahgul The Mosquito Bird; Bougoodoogahdah The Rain Bird; The Borah Of Byamee; Bunnyyarl The Flies And Wurrunnunnah The Bees; Deegeenboyah The Soldier-bird; Mayrah, The Wind That Blows The Winter Away; Wayarnbeh The Turtle; Wirreenun The Rainmaker; Appendix; Glossary

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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"These books were published circa 1900 and this historical context must be kept in mind when reading them. There are some misconceptions, racist comments and inaccurate descriptions of aboriginal spiritual practices. Nevertheless, they provide valuable information about aboriginal folklore and cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Parker lived in the Australian outback in the late nineteenth century. As she said in the introduction to 'The Euahlayi Tribe', "The following pages are intended as a contribution to the study of the manners, customs, beliefs, and legends of the Aborigines of Australia. The area of my observation is mainly limited to the region occupied by the Euahlayi tribe of north-western New South Wales, who for twenty years were my neighbours on the Narran River. I have been acquainted since childhood with the natives, first in southern South Australia; next on my father's station on the Darling River, where I was saved by a native girl, when my sisters were drowned while bathing. I was intimate with the dispositions of the blacks, and was on friendly terms with them, before I began a regular attempt to inquire into their folk-lore and customary laws, at my husband's station on the Narran, due north of the Barwon River, the great affluent of the Murray River."" (Quote from gutenberg.net.)

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