Note: Traditional story recorded by Connie Bush
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Boo-Roon-Joo (A Story of the Ruined City and a Country Nearby Called Wun-Murrie or War-Lun-Dooer-Pa)
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'Long, Long ago, when animals and fishes ruled the earth, there lived on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, thousands and thousands and thousands of Catfishes...'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Aboriginal Short Stories no. 32 Bruce Pascoe (editor), Apollo Bay : 1990 Z648060 1990 periodical issue

    'Stories of Aboriginal Australians from Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Roper River, Darwin, Maningrida, Groote Eylandt, Katherine, Alice Springs and the Flinders ranges. Two stories are printed in Tiwi and English.' (Source: TROVE)

    Apollo Bay : 1990
    pg. 25-27
Last amended 24 Jun 2014 13:13:28
  • Coast,
  • Gulf of Carpentaria area, Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Roper River area, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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