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y Parnanyjaa Mirtinyjarti Kalpurtu single work   children's fiction   Indigenous story  
Alternative title: The Old Lady and the Rainbow Serpent
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Parnanyjaa Mirtinyjarti Kalpurtu
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This story is about an old lady who was traveling alone east of Kadjina, when she rested beside a waterhole. Not knowing that a rainbow serpent lived at that waterhole, she was taken and drowned by the serpent.


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  • Includes Walmajarri Pronunciation Guide.
  • Walmajarri text with parallel translation in English.

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  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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