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y separately published work icon The Rainbow Serpent single work   picture book   children's   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 The Rainbow Serpent
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

This is the Aboriginal legend of the formation of the landscape on Cape York Peninsula. Goorialla, the Rainbow Serpent, was looking for his own tribe. On his travels he formed mountains, a deep gorge, and a lily lagoon called Minalinka. Eventually he found his own people. He showed them how to make headdresses of feathers and how to dance. When a big storm blew up, all the people built shelters except the Bil-bil boys. When they sought shelter in Goorialla's humpy he opened his mouth and swallowed them. Their people followed Goorialla when he left and cut him open to release the brothers who had turned into Rainbow Lorikeets. When Goorialla woke and discovered what had happened he was so incensed his rage caused the mountain to shake and thunder. He hurled parts of the mountain all over the country to form the hills and the mountains of today (Source: book).

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.Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 2 (NSW Stage 1)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Information and communication technology, Intercultural understanding

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Notes

  • Also available as part of a short film (The Rainbow Serpent and 2 Other Stories, 1982) and as part of a kit containing a filmstrip, a sound cassette and notes (The Rainbow Serpent, 1978).
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has translations in Japanese and Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Oki na niji hebi
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Shueisha ,
      1980 .
      Extent: 29p.
      Description: illus.

Works about this Work

Goobalathaldin's Rainbow Serpent Sally Butler , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection 2010; (p. 172-173)
Journey to Quinkan Country Anne Hanzl , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 10-15)
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Newsagent and Bookshop , 6 May 1989;

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Untitled Barbara Buick , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 60 1976; (p. 16)

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Untitled 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , September vol. 24 no. [3] 1976;

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Newsagent and Bookshop , 6 May 1989;

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
From the Bookshelf Beryl Jackson , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Victoria Herald , 12 July 1976;

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Untitled 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , September vol. 24 no. [3] 1976;

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Untitled Barbara Buick , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 60 1976; (p. 16)

— Review of The Rainbow Serpent Dick Roughsey , 1975 single work picture book
Journey to Quinkan Country Anne Hanzl , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 10-15)
Goobalathaldin's Rainbow Serpent Sally Butler , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection 2010; (p. 172-173)
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