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y Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines selected work   prose   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Notes

  • Originally written in the 1920s by David Unaipon. The original work was edited by W. Ramsay Smith and published in 1930 credited to W. Ramsay Smith as Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, without acknowledgement of Unaipon's authorship. Shoemaker and Muecke republished it in 2001 under Unaipon's name and original title.

    AustLit uses the original Unaipon title as the main title showing Ramsay Smith's title as an alternative title on those editions published prior to the restitution edition.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Press , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Note on the Edition, Stephen Muecke , Adam Shoemaker , 2001 single work review (p. xlv-xlvi)
Introduction : Repatriating the Story, Adam Shoemaker , Stephen Muecke , 2001 single work non-fiction correspondence (p. xi-xliii)
Preface, David Unaipon , 2001 single work prose (p. 3)
Aboriginal Folklore, David Unaipon , 2001 single work oral history (p. 4)
Aborigines, Their Traditions and Customs : Where Did They Come From?, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history (p. 5-7)
Some Stories About My Race : What the Aborigines' Carvings Near Sydney Mean, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history (p. 8-10)
Belief of the Aborigine in a Great Spirit, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history (p. 11-13)
Confusion of Tongue, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history (p. 14-16)
Fishing, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history (p. 17-24)
The Flood and its Result, David Unaipon , 2001 single work prose dreaming story (p. 25-41)
The Gherawhar (Goanna), David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

'This is a story belonging to the Murrumbidgee River tribe, and they associate this locality as the first settled home of the Gherawhar (Goanna...) after leaving their temporary home at Shoalhaven, and before...to other parts of Australia. When they occupied this country there was no flowing Murrumbidgee River. The only river then was the... which was formed by the ancient Pendie, a fish commonly called the Murray Cod.' (David Unaipon, 1924-25)

(p. 42-52)
Gool Lun Naga (Green Frog), David Unaipon , 1924 single work short story Indigenous story

Benjamin Miller describes this story in the following way: 'a creation story about a Water Spirit who desires to enter the material world. A Lyre Bird, who is adept at singing the songs of other animals, is asked by a spirit to sing into a stream. After much beautiful singing a Being emerges from the water. The Lyre Bird names the Being "Gool lun naga, a son of the clear running stream of water"'.

Source: Benjamin Miller, 'David Unaipon's Style of Subversion: Performativity and Becoming in "Gool Lun Naga (Green Frog)"', JASAL Special Issue (2008):84.

(p. 53-59)
Hunting, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history essay

The author talks about the hunting practices of the Australian Aboriginals.

(p. 60-68)
How the Tortoise Got His Shell, David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

A story about the tortoise and his conflict with the Eaglehawk.

(p. 69-70)
Immortality, David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

The author talks about the how the Australian Aboriginals have a legend that explains natural phenomena.

(p. 71-73)
Love Story of the Mar Rallang, David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

The story of two sisters who fall in love with the same boy.

(p. 74-76)
The Mar Kar Ree (Moon), David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

The story of a man called The Mar Kar Ree and his trail of looking for a wife.

(p. 77-79)
Marriage Customs of the Australian Aborigines, David Unaipon , 1924 single work oral history

The author talks about the customs,rituals, and laws of marriage between men and women in Australian Aboriginal societies.

(p. 80-84)
The Mischievous Crow and the Good He Did, David Unaipon , 1924 single work prose dreaming story

In a comparison to the biblical stories of the forces of good and evil, the author presents this story of crow from the Narrinyur people, an Aboriginal representation of good and evil which has played an important part in their traditions and legends.

(p. 85-119)
Narroondarie's Wives, David Unaipon , 1924 single work short story

'Narroondarie is the name of one of the many good men that were sent among the various tribes of the Australian Aborigines...' (David Unaipon, 1924-25)

(p. 120-133)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Title is 'Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines'

      Holdings

      Held at: State Library of NSW
      Note:
      Microfilm : CY 1134; CY 1135
Notes:
The original work was edited by W. Ramsay Smith and published in 1930 credited to W. Ramsay Smith as Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, without acknowledgement of Unaipon's authorship.

Works about this Work

Aboriginal Literature in Austria: A Discussion of Three Audiobooks Oliver Haag , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2011; (p. 51-64)
'The author discusses the overseas marketing of translated Aboriginal literature which has received scant scholarly attention. The paper examines three examples of Aboriginal literature that have been translated into German and produced as audiobooks by two Austrian publishers...this paper focuses on the translation and promotion of these audiobooks by their Austrian publishers and argues that an understanding of the representation of Aboriginal people in thes audiobooks is informed by different aspects of translation and advertisement as well as the format of the medium itself' (Source: Abstract).
Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
Blak and Write Anita Heiss , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 September vol. 124 no. 6537 2006; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose ; Meanjin vol. 65 no. 1 2006 periodical issue ; Rob Riley : An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice Quentin Beresford 2006 single work biography
Mythical Book Rights a Literary Wrong Michelle Dicinoski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 May 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
David Unaipon : Storyteller of the Dreamtime Geoff Hocking , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Heritage , Summer 2005; (p. 18-19)
Introducing David Unaipon Sue Hosking , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 1 : Polarities of Home and Away, Encounters and Diasporas, in Post-Colonial Literatures 2003; (p. 6-13)
Upon Unaipon Again Philip Jones , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 226 2002; (p. 9)
In Pursuit of Rightful Custodians Maria Nugent , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 21 June no. 5177 2002; (p. 28)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Untitled Sue Clancy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
The Legendary David Unaipon Elizabeth Guy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , May vol. 8 no. 1 2002; (p. 176-179)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
The True Unaipon Carolyn Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 9 February 2002; (p. 5)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
A "Record of Our Imaginings" Philip Jones , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 222 2002; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Book Notes Shurlee Swain , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , April vol. 33 no. 119 2002; (p. 228-229)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Introduction : Repatriating the Story Adam Shoemaker , Stephen Muecke , 2001 single work non-fiction correspondence
— Appears in: Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines 2001; (p. xi-xliii)
Note on the Edition Stephen Muecke , Adam Shoemaker , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines 2001; (p. xlv-xlvi)
Aboriginal Writer's Voice Finally Rises Above Pride and Prejudice Andrew Stevenson , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2001; (p. 7)
Person of Note Andrew Stevenson , 2001 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2001; (p. 32)
'Stolen Literature' Returned Ann-Lone Uhrenholdt Thwaites , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
About Time Sue Hosking , 2001-2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 237 2001-2002; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Read Between Lines on Literary Theft Claims, Expert Urges Rosemary Sorensen , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 October 1998; (p. 5)
In Pursuit of Rightful Custodians Maria Nugent , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 21 June no. 5177 2002; (p. 28)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Untitled Sue Clancy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
The Legendary David Unaipon Elizabeth Guy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , May vol. 8 no. 1 2002; (p. 176-179)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Blak and Write Anita Heiss , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 September vol. 124 no. 6537 2006; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose ; Meanjin vol. 65 no. 1 2006 periodical issue ; Rob Riley : An Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice Quentin Beresford 2006 single work biography
Mythical Book Rights a Literary Wrong Michelle Dicinoski , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 May 2006; (p. 27)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
'Stolen Literature' Returned Ann-Lone Uhrenholdt Thwaites , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
About Time Sue Hosking , 2001-2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 237 2001-2002; (p. 62-63)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
The True Unaipon Carolyn Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 9 February 2002; (p. 5)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
A "Record of Our Imaginings" Philip Jones , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 222 2002; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Book Notes Shurlee Swain , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , April vol. 33 no. 119 2002; (p. 228-229)

— Review of Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon 2001 selected work prose
Introducing David Unaipon Sue Hosking , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 1 : Polarities of Home and Away, Encounters and Diasporas, in Post-Colonial Literatures 2003; (p. 6-13)
A Summary of the Best New Books 1930 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 5 December vol. 2 no. 12 1930; (p. 325-329)
This column is written 'as a bookseller selecting books for different types of readers rather than as a literary critic'. It is divided into the sections: 'Novels of Literary Merit', 'Popular Good Stories' and 'General Literature'. Its emphasis is not Australian literature.
Australian Children's Books M. L. Fitzgerald , 1926 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 9 November vol. 2 no. 50 1926; (p. 18)
Introduction : Repatriating the Story Adam Shoemaker , Stephen Muecke , 2001 single work non-fiction correspondence
— Appears in: Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines 2001; (p. xi-xliii)
Note on the Edition Stephen Muecke , Adam Shoemaker , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines 2001; (p. xlv-xlvi)
David Unaipon : Storyteller of the Dreamtime Geoff Hocking , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Heritage , Summer 2005; (p. 18-19)
Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
Aboriginal Literature in Austria: A Discussion of Three Audiobooks Oliver Haag , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2011; (p. 51-64)
'The author discusses the overseas marketing of translated Aboriginal literature which has received scant scholarly attention. The paper examines three examples of Aboriginal literature that have been translated into German and produced as audiobooks by two Austrian publishers...this paper focuses on the translation and promotion of these audiobooks by their Austrian publishers and argues that an understanding of the representation of Aboriginal people in thes audiobooks is informed by different aspects of translation and advertisement as well as the format of the medium itself' (Source: Abstract).
Following David Unaipon's Footsteps John Alexander , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 54-55 1997; (p. 22-29)
Build Bridges - Don't Burn Them Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 21-22 October 1989; (p. 7)
Read Between Lines on Literary Theft Claims, Expert Urges Rosemary Sorensen , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 October 1998; (p. 5)
How Our 50 [Dollar] Hero was Robbed of His Mythical Tales for 150 [Pounds} Luke Slattery , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 October 1998; (p. 1)
The 50 [Dollar] Tragedy Luke Slattery , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 October 1998; (p. 32)
A Curve is a Line and a Line is a Curve Philip Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 65 1989; (p. 10-11) The Sydney Review , July no. 14 1989; (p. 8)
Aboriginal Writer's Voice Finally Rises Above Pride and Prejudice Andrew Stevenson , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2001; (p. 7)
Person of Note Andrew Stevenson , 2001 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 July 2001; (p. 32)
Upon Unaipon Again Philip Jones , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 226 2002; (p. 9)
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