Buthera and the Bat single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1930 1930
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'In the southern part of Yorke Peninsula there lived a great chief called Bathera. He was a proud man, who ruled haughtily over his tribe. On day his mother told him to journey to the farthest end of the Peninsula, towards Marion Bay. On the outset of his journey his mother told him to be careful and to be prepared to do battle at any time, for she felt that she was sending him on a dangerous journey...' (Source: Myths and Legends)

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  • Appears in:
    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. 341-342
Last amended 24 Jul 2013 12:04:20
Subjects:
  • Marion Bay, Southern Yorke Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia,
  • Yorke Peninsula, South Australia,
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