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y separately published work icon Bulurru : Storywater selected work   prose   review   dreaming story  
Note: Told in Djabugay by Wanyarra, Roy Banning ; transcribed, arranged and adapted by Gadja, Michael Quinn.
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Bulurru : Storywater
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'Dealing with the origin of things, of how the world came to be, these stories are cosmological in nature... The stories relate to localities within bulmba (country, homeland) of the Djabugay-speaking bama (Aboriginal people) of northern Queensland. Such places... are associated with the Storytime, the time of the world's making and the travels and exploits of the ancestral creator beings. Such places are Bulurru, Storyplaces or Storywaters... Bulurru links the past with the present, the land with the people, the people with Ancestral Law. Source: Bulurru: Storywaters (1990)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Wurrmbul who did not want his people to forget.
  • Epigraph: What we do in dreams we also do when we are awake; we invent and fabricate the person with whom we associate - and immediately forget we have done so. Neitzsche.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Kuranda, Cairns area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,:Michael Quinn , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose (p. iv)
Bulurru, an Introduction, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose (p. v)
Nyawari and Wanyarra, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose (p. vi)
Guyala and the Baby from the Calf=Guyala Barndil-Djada Bala-M, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 1-8)
The Two Storywater Brothers=Yaba Mulu Bulurru, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 9-15)
How the Crocodile Got His Teeth, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 17-28)
How Damarri Stopped the Waters=Djirri Damarri-Nggu Bana Burrungany, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 29-33)
Gidiri, a Djabugay Storywater, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 35-45)
Wurruba, a Djabugay Storywater, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work prose dreaming story (p. 47-54)
A View of Story Waters, Michael Quinn , Roy Banning , single work review (p. 55-60)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English , Aboriginal Djabugay AIATSIS ref. (Y106) (Qld SE55-01)
Notes:
Parallel text in Djabugay/English languages
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