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Merrewoon ... Told by Paddy Bedford single work   short story   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Merrewoon ... Told by Paddy Bedford
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'There, at a place called Warooban, they speared the crocodile. The bat threw spears at him. The short-necked turtle carried his body away from there along the river bed. The short-necked turtle was his grandmother and the long-necked turtle his mother. '

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Language: Aboriginal Kija AIATSIS ref. (K20) (WA SE 52-06) , Aboriginal Kriol Included in AIATSIS, but with no ref. number , English
Paddy Bedford told this story in a mix of Kimberley Kriol and his traditional langauge, Gija. English words appear in italics.
Last amended 3 May 2017 13:02:40