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Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 Moon and Rainbow : The Autobiography of an Aboriginal
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'The author is Lardil man from Mornington Island; comments on conception beliefs, birth, food plants, camp life, Creation myth, myths on origin of death, Thuwathu the Rainbow Serpent, marriage rules, relations with Mission staff, hunting & fishing, stellar myths, dugong hunting, wild bee myth; initiation myth, describes initiation ceremony, subincision, secret Damin language; flood ceremony, 22 lines of rain stopping song (with free translation), story of Warrenby, sorcery and sorcerers, clay as medicine, love magic, moon legend, death & mourning, burial, inquest, spirit beliefs; relations with Bentinck Island (Kaiadilt) people, stories of early settlement of Sweers Island; work on cattle stations & as deckhand, encouragement to work on bark painting' (Source: Online)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Reed , 1971 .
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      Extent: 168 p., 16 p. of col. platesp.
      Description: illus.
      Written as: Dick Roughsey (Goobalathaldin)
      ISBN: 0589006657
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1977 .
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      Extent: 168 p., 16 p. of platesp.
      Written as: Dick Roughsey (Goobalathaldin)
      ISBN: 0727004522
      Series: Seal Books Rigby (publisher), series - publisher Seal Books is a paperback imprint of Rigby. The popular paperback series was initiated Vernon Branson 1968.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon I, the Aboriginal; Moon and Rainbow Douglas Lockwood , Dick Roughsey , Sydney : Seal Books , 1995 Z1436315 1995 selected work biography autobiography Sydney : Seal Books , 1995
Alternative title: Luna i raduga
Language: Russian
    • Moscow,
      c
      Russia,
      c
      c
      Former Soviet Union,
      c
      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Nauka ,
      1978 .
      Extent: 174p.
      Description: illus., map

Works about this Work

Stories of the Land Celebrate Our First Hero 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 28 November no. 690 2018; (p. 36)

'The art of Lardil artist Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985) had its origins in bark painting - but the late artist is known as one of the pioneers of the modern style of Indigenous painting using oils and acrylics during the 1970s.' 

Stories of the Land Celebrate Our First Hero 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 28 November no. 690 2018; (p. 36)

'The art of Lardil artist Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985) had its origins in bark painting - but the late artist is known as one of the pioneers of the modern style of Indigenous painting using oils and acrylics during the 1970s.' 

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