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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore
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'Folklorist Scott has expanded the field of Australian folklore beyond traditional tales and arts by examining the urban folktale or contemporary legend, verbatim yarns like the tall tale and the folklore perpetuated in the schoolroom and the playground, particularly the range of games played, the need to document these in the Australian context, also the need to document the folklore that arose around World War II, how our higher education institutions have mostly neglected the study of our own folklore, except perhaps in the area of the anthropology of Aboriginal culture, and the lack of a central repository for Australian folklore research.' (Libraries Australia)

Notes

  • A section of this book, titled 'Verbatim Yarns', contains some retellings of folktales and traditional stories, to illustrate points made in the essays on folklore which make up the remainder of the work.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

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Untitled Graham Seal , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 49 1996; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
Did You Hear the One About The ... Ralph Elliott , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 July 1996; (p. C8)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose
Panther Eats Prize Pony Greg Flynn , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1996; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
Tall Tales, Long Laughs David Wood , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1996; (p. wkd 10)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Where Ya' Been, Mate? Herb Wharton , 1996 selected work short story poetry criticism biography ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
Tall Tales, Long Laughs David Wood , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 1996; (p. wkd 10)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Where Ya' Been, Mate? Herb Wharton , 1996 selected work short story poetry criticism biography ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
Panther Eats Prize Pony Greg Flynn , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1996; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
Did You Hear the One About The ... Ralph Elliott , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 July 1996; (p. C8)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose
Untitled Graham Seal , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 49 1996; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Australian Yarn : The Definitive Collection 1977 anthology prose criticism ; Pelicans and Chihuahuas and Other Urban Legends : Talking About Folklore Bill Scott , 1996 selected work criticism prose ; The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , 1996 selected work short story
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