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y separately published work icon Myths and Legends of Torres Strait anthology   prose   Indigenous story  
Note: Collected and translated by Margaret Lawrie.
Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 Myths and Legends of Torres Strait
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The stories in this collection were obtained at thirteen islands, within the archipelago of the Torres Strait, between Cape York, the northern point of Queensland, and the south coast of Papua New Guinea. The Islanders, despite nearly a century of continuous and increasing contact with European ways and thought, have been able to retain unbroken links with their past. It is these people, who over a period of four years, made a conscious effort to pass on to the general reader, whether they live in Torres Strait or elsewhere, part of their heritage which is embodied in legend and myth. (Source: Introduction by Margaret Lawrie)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the People of Torres Strait.
  • Book contains three sections:

    • Stories from the Western Islands - Muralag, Gialag, Muri, Nurupai, Nagi, Mua, Badu, Mabuiag, Dauan, Saibai, and Boigu.
    • Stories from the Central Islands - Masig, Iama, and Waraber.
    • Stories from the Eastern Islands - Ugar, Erub, and Mer.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1970 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Margaret Lawrie , 1970 single work essay (p. xvii-xxiv)
Potikain and Ngiangu, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 5)
Waubin, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 6-8)
Note: Includes an abstract version of the story by Saila Miskin.
Ialbuz, Lizzie Nawia , Anu Ara , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 9-10)
Zalagi and The Mari, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 10-11)
Utua Ninia, Danangai Namai , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 11-12)
Dupul and Mumag, Saila Miskin , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 12-13)
Aiwali of Muri, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 13-15)
Waiaba, Ibab Aken , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 15)
Naga, Frank Mills , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 19-20)
Karakarkula, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 23-24)
Aukam and Tiai, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 24-27)
Sik, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 27-29)
IM, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 29-30)
The Seven Blind Brothers, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 30-33)
Wamin Ngurbum, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 33-34)
Burumnaskai, Wees Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 34-36)
Karum, Salome Bosen , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 36-37)
Kuduluk and Kui, Lizzie Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story children's Kuduluk and Kui (p. 37-38)
Burum, Lizzie Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 38-39)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1970 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of UQP
      Link: U23361Full text document Digital copy of print publication via Text Queensland.
      Extent: xxiv, 372p.p.
      Description: illus., (some col.), maps, col. ports.
      Note/s:
      • Accompanied by 1 sound disc 'Songs from Torres Strait' (analog, 45 rpm, mono.) inside front cover.
      • Includes: Publisher's Note, and Notes on preparation of maps.
      ISBN: 0702206229
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Taplinger Publishing ,
      1971 .
      Alternative title: Songs from Torres Strait.
      Extent: xxiv, 372pp.
      Description: illus. (part col.), maps. and phonodisc (2 s. 7 in. 45 rpm.) in pocket.
      ISBN: 0800854640

Works about this Work

Island Legends Vida Horn , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 100)

— Review of Myths and Legends of Torres Strait Margaret Lawrie (translator), 1970 anthology prose
Island Legends Vida Horn , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 50-51 1972; (p. 100)

— Review of Myths and Legends of Torres Strait Margaret Lawrie (translator), 1970 anthology prose
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