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The two rainbow serpents travelling : mura track narratives from the 'Corner Country' / Jeremy Beckett and Luise Hercus.

Author/Creator:
Beckett, Jeremy, 1931- author.
Publication:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : Australian National University E Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (93 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Aboriginal history monographs ; 18.
Aboriginal history monograph series ; 18
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Subjects:
Rainbow serpent.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English.
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Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The ‘Corner Country’, where Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales now converge, was in Aboriginal tradition crisscrossed by the tracks of the mura, ancestral beings, who named the country as they travelled, linking place to language. Reproduced here is the story of the two Ngatyi, Rainbow Serpents, who travelled from the Paroo to the Flinders Ranges and back as far as Yancannia Creek, where their deep underground channels linked them back to the Paroo. Jeremy Beckett recorded these stories from George Dutton and Alf Barlow in 1957. Luise Hercus, who has worked on the languages in the area for many years, has collaborated with Jeremy Beckett to analyse the names and identify the places.
Notes:
Description based on: online resource; title from pdf title page (JSTOR, viewed July 13, 2020).
Contributor:
Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-2018, author.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9781921536939
9781921536922
Publisher Number:
10.26530/OAPEN_459747 doi
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star