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Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends

Author: G J Henry
Publisher: Brisbane : W. R. Smith & Paterson, ©1967.
Series: Susan Crooke Memorial Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Legends about animals & nature; Stories about white men, wooden letters, beings from spirit world; General information about tribal life and customs (avoidance relationships, initiation & cicatrization, tribal gatherings & wars, types of food, weaving nets); Superstitions; Names of types of food & recipes; Signs & omens; Burial rites; Vocabulary (180 words); Mullenbutta and Koorkimbutta tribes - Tully, Davidson  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Henry
OCLC Number: 1057930038
Description: 77 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portraits. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Girroo Gurrll --
How the water came to the Tully area --
The water diggers --
The beginning of the Tully Falls --
Fire from Walgooney the Taipan --
The first rainbow --
Joa Joa and the dilla seed --
The leap of the Barramundi --
Where the cyclones were made --
The moon and the grass --
Winter magic --
The hunters and the rainbow --
The moon falls down --
Goon-doy-ee --
Boori Plain --
Marngull the Nankeen Night Heron --
The visit of the first white man --
The killing of the white man --
Polly's tree --
The first crocodile --
The boy who knew too much --
Wooden Letters --
Beings of the spirit world --
My youth with the tribe --
Tribal superstitions --
Names and recipes --
Green ants for food --
Signs and omens --
Kookaburra --
Rallungoorah, Kookumbull or Goonguggah --
The last rites --
Aboriginal words and their meaning --
Location map of the Mullenbutta and Koorkubbutta tribes.
Series Title: Susan Crooke Memorial Collection.
Other Titles: lshaw.
Responsibility: [G.J. Henry].

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Legends about animals & nature; Stories about white men, wooden letters, beings from spirit world; General information about tribal life and customs (avoidance relationships, initiation & cicatrization, tribal gatherings & wars, types of food, weaving nets); Superstitions; Names of types of food & recipes; Signs & omens; Burial rites; Vocabulary (180 words); Mullenbutta and Koorkimbutta tribes - Tully, Davidson Creek, Murray River, North Queensland; Map shows place names, etc. given by Girroo Gurrll, and location of tribes.

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