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y The Legend of the Seven Sisters : A Traditional Aboriginal Story from Western Australia single work   picture book   Indigenous story   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'...The Wongutha people of the Eastern Goldfields area in Western Australia tell stories about the stars explaining how the stars came to be where they are. Some stars are grouped together and have special names.

One of these groups of stars is called the Seven Sisters. The Sisters were beautiful women who used to visit the Earth and wander the land. This is the story of why they appear in their position in the night sky. Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to the children of the original descendants of the Wongutha people who came from all over the Eastern Goldfields to live at Mount Margaret Mission in Western Australia.
  • A poster related to the book is also available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1990 .
      7415582620312821946.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: [8], 21p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1999
      Note/s:
      • Free Teachers notes are available from www.aiatsis.gov/au/aspbooks/sevensisters.html
      • Includes: Glossary of Wongutha Words [p.20]
      ISBN: 0855752165 (pbk), 9780855752163

Works about this Work

How the Seventh Sister Lost Her Place 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 May no. 1 1991; (p. 15)
'May O'Brien's dedication of her book to the children of the original descendants of the Wongutha people has special significance.'
From the Word Go : Books for Younger Readers Meg Sorensen , May L. O'Brien , 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 130 1991; (p. 44-46)
Untitled Elspeth Cameron , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 35)

— Review of The Legend of the Seven Sisters : A Traditional Aboriginal Story from Western Australia May L. O'Brien 1990 single work picture book
Untitled Jane Bovill , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 6 no. 5 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Legend of the Seven Sisters : A Traditional Aboriginal Story from Western Australia May L. O'Brien 1990 single work picture book
Untitled Elspeth Cameron , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 2 1991; (p. 35)

— Review of The Legend of the Seven Sisters : A Traditional Aboriginal Story from Western Australia May L. O'Brien 1990 single work picture book
Untitled Jane Bovill , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 6 no. 5 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Legend of the Seven Sisters : A Traditional Aboriginal Story from Western Australia May L. O'Brien 1990 single work picture book
How the Seventh Sister Lost Her Place 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 May no. 1 1991; (p. 15)
'May O'Brien's dedication of her book to the children of the original descendants of the Wongutha people has special significance.'
From the Word Go : Books for Younger Readers Meg Sorensen , May L. O'Brien , 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 130 1991; (p. 44-46)
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