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Alternative title: Alitji in the Dreamtime
Note: Adapted and translated by Nancy Sheppard.
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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In this retelling of the Alice in Wonderland story set in Aboriginal Australia, the White Rabbit becomes the Kangaroo 'not, it should be emphasized, because there is no Pitjantjatjara word for 'rabbit', but simply because an Aboriginal Alice would naturally have seen a kangaroo in her dream.' (viii). Similarly the Red Queen is the Witch Spirit and the Caterpillar becomes a Witchety Grub while the Queen's Croquet Party becomes the Corroboree of the Witch Spirit. ('Introduction to Alitji' in Nancy Sheppard Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka=Alitji in the Dreamtime (1975): viii).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara , English
Notes:
Adapted and translated from Lewis Carroll's story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with English translation.
Alternative title: Alitji in Dreamland
Alternative title: Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurmankuntjala
Language: English , Aboriginal Pitjantjatjara
Notes:
Adapted from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Notes:
Parallel texts in Pitjantjatjara and English.
Notes:
Notes by Barbara Ker Wilson.
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      Ten Speed Press , 1992 .
      Extent: 101p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0898154782

Works about this Work

Untitled Jo Goodman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 7 no. 5 1992; (p. 30)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction
Wonderland in the Western Desert Patricia Rolfe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 July vol. 114 no. 5829 1992; (p. 91)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction
Special Review Barbara Buick , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 60 1976; (p. 36)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 7 no. 5 1992; (p. 30)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction
Wonderland in the Western Desert Patricia Rolfe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 July vol. 114 no. 5829 1992; (p. 91)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction
Special Review Barbara Buick , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 60 1976; (p. 36)

— Review of Alitjinya Ngura Tjukurtjarangka Nancy Sheppard 1975 single work children's fiction

Awards

1993 winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award Won by Donna Leslie for the illustrations to the 1992 edition.
Last amended 20 May 2008 16:12:04
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
Settings:
  • 1950s
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