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y separately published work icon Murrinh ku Ngakumarl I Ku Nguguminki selected work   prose   children's   dreaming story  
Alternative title: The Story of Totems and Dreaming
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Murrinh ku Ngakumarl I Ku Nguguminki
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Stories and Dreaming legends, the included stories are that of the Black fish totem, The story of the peaceful dove, the story of the green tree snake, the Story of The Seagull, the story of the Crocodile Totem and the story of the sugarbag.


* Contents derived from the Port Keats, Northern Territory,:Wadeye Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Murrinh Ku Pithpith, Bob Ian Pupuli , single work prose dreaming story

This story is about the Black Fish totem. Pithpith was a man who changed into a fish, to return to the saltwater, swimming along a river he made all the waterholes before he finally found the sea.

(p. 1-7)
Murrink Ku Kulurnturtuk, Dave Kurrawul , single work prose dreaming story

This the story of the peaceful dove who made a small amount of land around the waterhole called Kura Kulurduk.

(p. 9-14)
Murrink Ku Warum, Bob Ian Pupuli , single work prose dreaming story
'This is the story of the green tree snake. Who long ago was a man...'
(p. 15-18)
Murrinh Ku Ngakumarl Thinmel, Bob Ian Pupuli , single work prose dreaming story
'The seagull was a the dreamtime. The seagull was a man for a very long time. He was a salt water man and that was his country...'
(p. 22-26)
Murrinh Ku Ngakumarl Kanarnturturt Nukun, Charlie Kulul , single work prose dreaming story
'In the Dreamtime there were crocodiles living at Yederr. One day all the crocodiles started to argue and fight with one another. One crocodile decided to leave the others, he took with him one very old short legged crocodile...'
(p. 28-36)
Murrinh Ku Thithay Ku Ngugumingki, Polly Nhimpuk , single work prose dreaming story
'...In the Dreamtime, the Sugarbag started travelling from the place called Yidiyi towards the place Bathuk. The beeswax was thrown aside by Sugarbag. The road can still be see, where he was going along in the scrub...'
(p. 38-42)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Aboriginal Murrinh-Patha , English
Murrinh-Patha text with parallel translation in English.
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    y separately published work icon Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Charles Darwin University , Northern Territory : Charles Darwin University , 2014 7544524 2014 website series - publisher Indigenous story

    'The Living Archive of Aboriginal Language is a digital archive of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory.' This archive connects to the people and communities where the literature was created, allowing for collaborative research work with Indigenous authorities and communities.

    Clicking on the website's map to enter the archive, opens hundreds of items in 25 languages from all over the Northern Territory. The Website gives comprehensive instructions on the use of the site for Linguists, Communities, teachers, and students and/or researchers. (Source: LAAL Website)

    Northern Territory : Charles Darwin University , 2014
Last amended 30 Apr 2024 08:09:02