y From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends anthology   prose   children's   dreaming story   Indigenous story  
Note: Jean Ellis has chosen and adapted this collection of stories from different areas of Australia. Ellis's stories have been edited by Aileen Kelly (q.v.), poet and teacher of creative writing in Melbourne, Victoria.
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Notes

  • Dedication: To the Aboriginal People of Australia to whom these legends belong.

    Many people have collaborated in the making of this book and the author and publisher wish to express their thanks to: the Aboriginal people whose legends are here retold; the artist, Biggibilla whose drawings do so much to enhance the stories; the poet Aileen Kelly, who edited the legends; Annabelle Carpenter, the daughter of the late Agnes Carpenter, who gave permission for the use of the painting 'Purikikini the Owl' which appears on the cover.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Blackburn North, Blackburn - Mitcham - Vermont area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Collins Dove , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Why Kangaroos Have a Pouch, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 2-7)
The First Brolga, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 8-12)
A Story of Two Hunters, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 14-18)
The Strange Waratah, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 20-24)
How Swans Became Black, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 26-30)
The Drought-Maker Koala, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 31-36)
The Hunters Who Quarrelled, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 38-41)
Why the Playpus is Special, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 42-49)
The White Dingo, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 50-53)
The Giant Frog, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 54-58)
How the Sun Came To Be, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 60-63)
How the Moon Came To Be, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 64-68)
The Lizard Woman, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 70-73)
The First Fire, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 74-77)
The Master Artist, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 78-82)
Beware of the Bunyip!, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 84-87)
The First Sunrise, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 88-92)
The Kunia Rocks, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 94-97)
Stone Fish Traps, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's dreaming story Indigenous story (p. 98-102)
The Lightning Man, Jean A. Ellis , 1991 single work prose children's Indigenous story dreaming story (p. 104-106)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Blackburn North, Blackburn - Mitcham - Vermont area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Collins Dove , 1991 .
      Extent: 121p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997
      Note/s:
      • Preface by Jean Ellis.
      ISBN: 1863710167 (pbk.)
    • East Melbourne, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: HarperCollins , 1998 .
      Alternative title: From the Dreaming : Dreaming Stories from Aboriginal Australia
      Extent: 121p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 2000
      ISBN: 1863717579

Works about this Work

Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 36 no. 2 1992; (p. 35)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
Untitled Charles Soloman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 28 June 1992; (p. 14)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
Forecasts Claire James , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 71 no. 1019 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 36 no. 2 1992; (p. 35)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
Forecasts Claire James , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 71 no. 1019 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
Untitled Charles Soloman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Los Angeles Times Book Review , 28 June 1992; (p. 14)

— Review of From the Dreamtime : Australian Aboriginal Legends 1991 anthology prose
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