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y separately published work icon Tales from Torres Strait anthology   prose   Indigenous story   children's  
Note: Collected and translated by Margaret Lawrie.
Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Tales from Torres Strait
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This book, with illustrations by Island artists, is a selection from Myths and Legends of Torres Strait, chosen by Margaret Lawrie as of special interest to the young, and in the hope that for children everywhere it will help present an accurate picture of the culture of Torres Strait Islanders, and for the Island children themselves that it will foster a pride in their own identity. (Source: Back cover)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gelam, Dela Mopwali , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story

Author's note: 'Dugong, which abound in Torres Strait, are an important source of meat and fat for Torres Strait Islanders. Indeed, were it not for dugong and turtle, the people would have very little meat and fat to eat, because there are no food-animals on their islands except a few pigs which are reserved for feasts. It takes all a man's strength and skill to capture a dugong, for these sea-mammals are big and heavy-bodied and, besides being very sky, have a keen sense of hearing.

'Everyone in Torres Strait knows the story of Gelam. Eastern Islanders, who speak a different language from the rest of the people in Torres Strait, call Gelam's mother Amer. in West Torres Strait and Central Torres Strait everyone calls her Usar.'

Gelam, Creator of Dugong
(p. 3-6)
Tagai, Margaret Lawrie , Margaret Lawrie (translator), 1970 single work prose Indigenous story Tagai and Kang (p. 11)
Aukam, Wagea Waia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story Aukam (p. 12)
Kuduluk and Kui, Lizzie Nawia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story children's Kuduluk and Kui (p. 13)
Gaibida, Langley Warria , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story Gaibida and the Ghosts (p. 14)
Geinau and Jeiai, Aaron Anau , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story Geinau and Jeiai (p. 15-16)
Uzu, The White Dogai, Asou Thaiday , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 17-18)
Kawai, Simeon Harry , Salu Bann , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 19-21)
Note:

With title : Kawai, The Wicked Black Dogai

Kusa Kap, Anau Mau , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 22-28)
Wad and Zigin, Ben Nona , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story Mau and Matang, Warrior Brothers (p. 29-30)
Note:

With title : Mau and Matang, Warrior Brothers

Dauan, Wagea Waia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story The Little Foothill (p. 33-34)
Note:

With title : The Little Foothill

Biu, Jomen Tamwoy , Sesa Bani , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story How the Sea Became Salt (p. 35-36)
Note:

With title : How the Sea became Salt

Mibu and The Coconut, Alfred Aniba , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 36-38)
The Pet Crocodile, Enosa Waigana , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 38-41)
Yelub and His Dog, John Manas , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 41-42)
Amagi, Wagea Waia , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story The Spoilt Child (p. 42-43)
Note:

With title : The Spoilt Child

How Fire Was Brought to Torres Strait, Maurie Eseli , 1970 single work prose Indigenous story
Nageg and Geigi, Margaret Lawrie , Margaret Lawrie (translator), 1970 single work prose Indigenous story

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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