How Spencer's Gulf Came into Existence single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1930... 1930 How Spencer's Gulf Came into Existence
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According to the author this story was handed down through the ages by the people of the Narrangga tribe. It is a creation myth of Spencer Gulf, one of two large inlets on the southern coast of South Australia and faces the Great Australian Bight.

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    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. 168-172
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