Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo single work   poetry   "White cockatoos fly calling"
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
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  • This song poem is "... from a Forest series belonging to the Wora clan (Yirritja moiety) of the Woolen River[, N.T.], and used by the people of Dagurrgurr Gupapuyngu clan also of the Yirritja moiety." (Source: Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and other Aboriginal song poems, {eds.}Duwell, M. and Dixon, RMW, University of Queensland Press, 1994, p. 131)

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Parallel text: Yolngu and English
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    y Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and Other Aboriginal Song Poems Martin Duwell (editor), R. M. W. Dixon (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z406121 1994 anthology poetry Little Eva at Moonlight Creek is the sequel to the anthology of Aboriginal song poems, The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song. It samples the literary traditions of four language groups...Yanyuwa songs depicting particular events such as the 1942 crash of the B-25 bomber Little Eva, Ngurlu songs from Broome, Wangkangurru songs with mixed themes and Yolngu songs about birds from the Wora and Liyagawumirr clans. Each song is presented in its original language and in translation. Introductions place songs within their cultural context with interpretations offered by singers. (Source: Publishers blurb) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 132-137
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