Australian Legendary Tales


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AUSTRALIAN
LEGENDARY
TALES

COLLECTED·BY·K·LANGLOH·PARKER·





AUSTRALIAN

Legendary Tales


FOLK-LORE OF THE NOONGAHBURRAHS

AS TOLD TO THE PICCANINNIES


COLLECTED BY
Mrs. K. LANGLOH PARKER


WITH INTRODUCTION BY
ANDREW LANG, M.A.


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



LONDON
DAVID NUTT, 270-271, STRAND
MELBOURNE
MELVILLE, MULLEN & SLADE
1896



[All rights reserved]



DEDICATED

TO

PETER HIPPI

KING OF THE NOONGAHBURRAHS



Contents
page
Prefaceix
Introduction, by Andrew Lang, M.A.xiii
Dinewan the Emu, and Goomblegubbon the Bustard1
The Galah, and Oolah the Lizard6
Bahloo the Moon, and the Daens8
The Origin of the Narran Lake11
Gooloo the Magpie, and the Wahroogah15
The Weeoombeens and the Piggiebillah19
Bootoolgah the Crane and Goonur the Kangaroo Rat, the Fire Makers24
Weedah the Mocking Bird30
The Gwineeboos the Redbreasts35
Meamei the Seven Sisters40
The Cookooburrahs and the Goolahgool47
The Mayamah50
The Bunbundoolooeys52
Oongnairwah and Guinarey55
Narahdarn the Bat57
Mullyangah the Morning Star62
Goomblegubbon, Beeargah, and Ouyan65
Mooregoo the Mopoke, and Bahloo the Moon68
Ouyan the Curlew70
Dinewan the Emu, and Wahn the Crows73
Goolahwilleel the Topknot Pigeons75
Goonur, the Woman-Doctor77
Deereeree the Wagtail, and the Rainbow83
Mooregoo the Mopoke, and Mooninguggahgul the Mosquito Bird86
Bougoodoogahdah the Rain Bird90
The Borah of Byamee94
Bunnyyarl the Flies and Wurrunnunnah the Bees106
Deegeenboyah the Soldier-Bird108
Mayrah, the Wind that Blows the Winter Away115
Wayambeh the Turtle117
Wirreenun the Rainmaker120
Native Text of the First Tale (Appendix)126
Glossary 129


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
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