Songs from the Two Trees single work   poetry   "here by Parlani"
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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  • "This story is based on ancient traditions connected with the grass-seed site at the Parlani well near Poeppel Corner in the Simpson ... It is an important site ... as a rain centre, and the song cycle associated with it is called Tyalpa Parkulu, The Two Trees ... In this cycle the Ancestor Kinpili followed the tracks of an emu, which intersected with the tracks of a kangaroo which another man was following. After a fight at the Two Trees they changed over tracks and Kinpili then followed the small kangaroo towards Parlani." (Source: Duwell, M., & Dixon, RMW, Little Eva at Moonlight Creek, University of Queensland Press, 1994, p. 107)

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Parallel text: Aboriginal and English
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    y Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and Other Aboriginal Song Poems Martin Duwell (editor), R. M. W. Dixon (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z406121 1994 anthology poetry Little Eva at Moonlight Creek is the sequel to the anthology of Aboriginal song poems, The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song. It samples the literary traditions of four language groups...Yanyuwa songs depicting particular events such as the 1942 crash of the B-25 bomber Little Eva, Ngurlu songs from Broome, Wangkangurru songs with mixed themes and Yolngu songs about birds from the Wora and Liyagawumirr clans. Each song is presented in its original language and in translation. Introductions place songs within their cultural context with interpretations offered by singers. (Source: Publishers blurb) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 108-111
Last amended 11 Nov 2008
  • South Australia,
  • Parlani, Simpson Desert, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
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