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Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 When the Snake Bites the Sun
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'This book is based on a story told by David Mowaljarlai of the Ngarinyin people to Aboriginal children living in the Kimberleys, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. David Mowaljarlai said, 'We want our children to see the daylight and the sun go down on our land, the home of the Dreamtime, and to live there to their old age and really understand their culture.'' (Source: Booktopia website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 1984 .
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      Extent: [31]p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • "Based on a story told by David Mowaljarlai, of the Ngarinyin tribe'
      ISBN: 0868962678
      Series: y separately published work icon An Aboriginal Story Pamela Lofts , Scholastic Press (publisher), Sydney : Ashton Scholastic , 1983-1987 Z1140877 1983 series - publisher picture book children's Indigenous story

      'Since these stories were first recorded, many of the storytellers have passed away. The eight books in this series fill an important role in passing on Aboriginal culture and Dreaming stories to future generations. This, and the need to improve literacy, has been and continues to be a major concern for the storytellers, and for Aboriginal people across Australia. This series contains names and photos of people who may have passed away. Please use [these books] with care.' (Lining pages)

Language: English
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Press , 2004 .
      Extent: [32]p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • First published by Scholastic Australia in 1984.
      • Previously published: Ashton Scholastic, 1984.
      ISBN: 9781865046280, 1865046280
Last amended 6 Apr 2017 12:16:40
Subjects:
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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