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Alternative title: Australian Aboriginal Mythology : Essays in Honour of W.E.H. Stanner
Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 Australian Aboriginal Mythology
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'Papers by M. Blows, A.C. van der Leeden, K. Maddock, I.M. White, L.R. Hiatt, J. Beckett and Appendix of translations of A. van Gennep annotated separately.' (Source: TROVE)


  • Caution: This book includes descriptions of Aboriginal ceremonies normally witnessed only by initiated men. (Inside front cover)
  • Includes: Appendix of translations of A. van Gennep annotated separately.


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , 1975 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, L. R. Hiatt , 1975 single work essay (p. 5-23)
Eaglehawk and Crow : Birds, Myths and Moieties in South-east Australia, Mieke Blows , 1975 single work essay

'Myths about conflict between two characters, Eaglehawk and Crow, have been recorded in widely separated parts of Australia. The most focused of these stories have been the Darling-Murray river system in South east Australia...' (Introduction)

(p. 24-45)
Thundering Gecko and Emu : Mythological Structuring of Nunggubuyu Patrimoieties, A C van de Leeden , 1975 single work essay (p. 46-101)
The Emu Anomaly, Kenneth Maddock , 1975 single work essay
This paper falls into five parts, first, it explicates Dalabon taxonomy; second, discusses a Dalabon emu myth; third, the author analyses the myth to illustrate how it treats the anomaly; four, discusses other emu myths in order to show that the Dalabon is one of a group, each member of which is related to others by a number of permutations; and, fifth, the author considers what wider significance the emu studies may be taken to possess.
(p. 102-122)
Sexual Conquest and Submission in the Myths of Central Australia, Isobel White , 1975 single work essay
In this paper the author examines 'Central Australian Aboriginal myths and the relationships they depict between men and women, especially the sexual relationship.' (Source: Introduction)
(p. 123-142)
Swallowing and Regurgitation in Australian Myth and Rite, L. R. Hiatt , 1975 single work essay
The author examines Aboriginal myths that highlights 'the motif of swallowing and regurgitation; and illustrations that these are widely connected with the induction of young men into secret religious cults.' (Source: Introduction)
(p. 143-162)
A Death in the Family : Some Torres Strait Ghost Stories, Jeremy Beckett , 1975 single work essay
In this paper the author begins the study by outlining the key myth of Aukam and Tiai then draws out the more obvious social and cultural implications. The author then moves to other myths, to illustrate their repetitions and they elements that seem to be implicit in the key myth.
(p. 163-182)

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