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y Bunjil the Eagle : A Story from Jaara Community selected work   short story   children's   Indigenous story  
Is part of Sharing Our Stories Liz Thompson 2008 series - author short story
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011
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'A creation story from the Jaara people of Victoria, this tells of the strong rivalry between the crow and the eagle. Their rivalry caused volcanoes to spring up, and lava to flow, and explains why the mountains and lowlands are where they are today. It also explains why the eagle remains in the sky above the highlands while the now black crow resides in the lowlands, and why the bat only comes out at night. This story not only explains the layout of the landforms in the area around Ballarat, but also why these birds are all totems to the Jaara people and so are never to be killed.' (Source: ReadPlus website)


  • abstract from the ReadPlus website http://www.readplus.com.au/blog_detail.php?id=2086 (IEH 21/8/13)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Pearson Rigby , 2011 .
      This image has been sourced from Publisher's website
      Extent: 24p.
      Edition info: Big book ed.
      Description: col. illus., and ports.
      ISBN: 9781442541221(pbk)
Last amended 24 Jun 2014 10:16:16
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