How the Tortoise Got His Shell single work   prose   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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A story about the tortoise and his conflict with the Eaglehawk.

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.


    This loose leaf section is numbered 10: 2-7.

    Also included hand written corrections.

  • 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. 118-120
    Note: With title: How the Tortoise Got his Shell
  • Appears in:
    y Dawn: A magazine for the Aboriginal People of N.S.W vol. 3 no. 11 November 1954 6100186 1954 periodical issue 1954 pg. 9

    Editor's note: This is one of the tribal legends of an Australian Aborigine, told to Michael Sawtell, by David Unaipon, a full blood Aborigine.

    Includes: illustrations.

  • 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. 69-70
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