Yara Ma Tha Who single work   prose   dreaming story  
Alternative title: Yara Ma Yha Who
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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This story is about the mystical creature, the little red man. 'This is one of the stories told to naughty children to teach them that if they do not behave the Yara-ma-yha-who will come and take them and make them become one of themselves' (Source: Footnote p. 342, Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines)

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:

    Titled as: Yara Ma Yha Who

    this loose leaf section is numbered 29: 1-4.

  • 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. 342-345
    Note: With title: Yara-ma-yha-who
  • 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. 217-219
  • Appears in:
    y Macabre : A Journey Through Australia's Darkest Fears Angela Challis (editor), Marty Young (editor), Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 Z1710906 2010 anthology short story horror 'Explore Australia's dark literature past, present, and future all in one landmark anthology! From the very earliest colonial ghost stories through to grim tales of modern life, Macabre will take you on a journey through the dark heart of Australian horror. With classic stories from Australia's masters of horror alongside the best of the new era, Macabre is set to be the finest dark fiction anthology ever produced in Australia.' (Source: Publisher's website http://www.brimstonepress.com.au/) Western Australia : Brimstone Press , 2010 pg. 137-139
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