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y Crocodile and Blue Tongue Lizard : A Story from Groote Eylandt single work   picture book   children's   Indigenous story  
Alternative title: Dingarrbiya-Langwa akwa Yimarndakuwaba-Langwa
Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992
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'A long time ago crocodile and blue tongue lizard both made houses...'


  • The original story remains the property of the Anindilyakwa people.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Aboriginal Anindilyakwa

Text in English with Anindilyakwa language translation.

English text adapted from a translation by Dugurru Lalara.

Link: Web Resource Sighted: 09/09/2014
    • Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,: Angurugu Community Education Centre , 1992 .
      This image has been sourced from LAAL website
      Extent: 28p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • This story is told by the Aboriginal people of Groote Eylandt at Angurugu, Umbakumba and Bickerton Island. It was told in the Anindilyakwa language by Gula Lalara and Nabilia Lalara and translated into English by Dugururru Lalara assisted by Julie Waddy.
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    y Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Charles Darwin University , Northern Territory : Charles Darwin University , 2014 7544524 2014 website prose Indigenous story

    'The Living Archive of Aboriginal Language is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory.' This archive connects to the people and communities where the literature was created, allowing for collaborative research work with Indigenous authorities and communities.

    Clicking on the website's map to enter the archive, opens hundreds of items in 25 languages from all over the Northern Territory. The Website gives comprehensive instructions on the use of the site for Linguists, Communities, teachers, and students and/or researchers. (Source: LAAL Website)

    Northern Territory : Charles Darwin University , 2014
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