Perindi and Harrimiah single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1930 1930
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'The story of Perindi and Harrimiah teaches Aboriginal girls and boys two lessons. One, that they should not become victims to flattery... the second lesson is meekness and humility as expressed in the character of Harrimiah. Unlike Perindi, Harrimiah did not allow pride to dominate him. He mastered it and put it in subjection. He would rather have died than have cultivated a revengeful spirit.' (Source: footnote from Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines 1930)

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    y Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (illustrator), W. Ramsay Smith , David Unaipon , London : Harrap , 1930 6080162 1930 selected work prose dreaming story

    This 1930s publication describes the legends of the Australian Aborigines located in the southeast corner of Australia near the Murray River. It covers a range of narratives from the creation stories to those of witchcraft, and explanations of landmarks. (Source: Preface).

    London : Harrap , 1930
    pg. 294-301
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