The Story of the Mungingee single work   short story   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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Mungingee is the Aboriginal legend of the creation of constellation Pleiades, and a story of endurance and control.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon , 1924-1925 6043804 1924 single work prose Indigenous story

    This manuscript contains the original works of David Unaipon's Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines.

    1924-1925
    Note:

    This loose leaf section is numbered 20:1-3.

    Includes an introduction.

  • Appears in:
    y The Home vol. 6 no. 1 1 February Wanda Radford (illustrator), 1925 Z1581672 1925 periodical issue 1925 pg. 42-43
    Note:
    • Publication of story is prefaced with the following statement: 'Mr David Unaipon...is an intellectual aboriginal from South Australia. Besides writing and lecturing, he has interested himself in mechanics. He is now engaged in writing a book of the legends of the Australian aborigines. Here is one of the legends which seeks to account for the presence of the constellation known as the Pleiades.'
    • Story accompanied by biographical note and portrait of David Unaipon by photographer Harold Cazneaux.
    • Illustration by B. E. Minns.
  • Appears in:
    y Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (illustrator), W. Ramsay Smith , David Unaipon , London : Harrap , 1930 6080162 1930 selected work prose dreaming story

    This 1930s publication describes the legends of the Australian Aborigines located in the southeast corner of Australia near the Murray River. It covers a range of narratives from the creation stories to those of witchcraft, and explanations of landmarks. (Source: Preface).

    London : Harrap , 1930
    pg. 345-350
    Note: With title: The Origin of Pleiades
  • Appears in:
    y Southerly vol. 39 no. 3 September 1979 Z605585 1979 periodical issue 1979 pg. 347-350
    Note: unillustrated
  • Appears in:
    y Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon , Z900600 2001 selected work prose dreaming story (taught in 1 units) Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2001 pg. 145-149

Works about this Work

David Unaipon : Storyteller of the Dreamtime Geoff Hocking , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Heritage , Summer 2005; (p. 18-19)
David Unaipon : The First Aboriginal Writer (1873-1967) John Beston , 1979 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 39 no. 3 1979; (p. 334-346, 350)

Beston depicts the life and writings of David Unaipon.

David Unaipon : Storyteller of the Dreamtime Geoff Hocking , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Heritage , Summer 2005; (p. 18-19)
David Unaipon : The First Aboriginal Writer (1873-1967) John Beston , 1979 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 39 no. 3 1979; (p. 334-346, 350)

Beston depicts the life and writings of David Unaipon.

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