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Australian Legendary Tales

 

FOLK-LORE OF THE NOONGAHBURRAHS AS TOLD TO THE PICCANINNIES

COLLECTED BY

MRS. K. LANGLOH PARKER

WITH INTRODUCTON BY ANDREW LANG, M.A.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY A NATIVE ARTIST, AND A SPECIMEN OF THE NATIVE TEXT

SECOND EDITION

LONDON

DAVID NUTT, 270-271, STRAND MELBOURNE MELVILLE, MULLEN & SLADE

1897

Printed by BALLANTYNE, HANSON & CO. At the Ballantyne Press

DEDICATED

TO

PETER HIPPI

KING OF THE NOONGAHBURRAHS

 

 

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

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