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y separately published work icon Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands single work   children's fiction   children's   Indigenous story  
Alternative title: Gelam: The Man from Moa
Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands
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An exciting children's story from the Torres Strait Islands: "The hungry Dhogai suddenly grinned and sang to herself, 'I can smell a woman and a small boy. They are hiding from me somewhere on the island."(Source: Magabala Books)

Notes

  • This work is in three parts:

    • Part One - The Dhogai
    • Part Two - The Ganaus
    • Part Three - The Wupudh Tree

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1993 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 76p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • On reverse side of the title page there is a note: 'There are many versions to the legend of Gelam. This one was told to me at the age of nine by my mother's relatives Aka Urga and Aunty Zenna of Kubin Villiage, Moa Island, Western Torres Strait.'
      ISBN: 75641092 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Creation Myth For Children 1994 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 February no. 69 1994; (p. 17)
'Another book, the new offering by Anne Abednego Gela, was.... launched at the State Library. Called 'Gelam - The Man from Moa', this book for children is a creation myth about country, plants and seafood in the Torres Strait Islands.'
Untitled Karen Jameyson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 9 no. 3 1994; (p. 28)

— Review of Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands Anne Abednego Gela , 1993 single work children's fiction
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 38 no. 2 1994; (p. 23)

— Review of Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands Anne Abednego Gela , 1993 single work children's fiction
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 38 no. 2 1994; (p. 23)

— Review of Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands Anne Abednego Gela , 1993 single work children's fiction
Untitled Karen Jameyson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 9 no. 3 1994; (p. 28)

— Review of Gelam the Man from Moa : A Legend of the People of the Torres Strait Islands Anne Abednego Gela , 1993 single work children's fiction
Creation Myth For Children 1994 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 February no. 69 1994; (p. 17)
'Another book, the new offering by Anne Abednego Gela, was.... launched at the State Library. Called 'Gelam - The Man from Moa', this book for children is a creation myth about country, plants and seafood in the Torres Strait Islands.'
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