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Five Legends of Uluru single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Note: As told by the above to Robert Layton.
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Five Legends of Uluru
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  • The five legends are:

    • The Wiyai Kutjara story : The Two Boys
    • The Mala story : The Hare Wallabies
    • The Kuniya story : The Pythons
    • Mita and Lunkata story : The Blue-tongued Lizards
    • The Tjati story : The Red Lizard

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Uluru : An Aboriginal History of Ayers Rock Robert Layton , Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies , 1986 Z1401392 1986 single work prose

    'This well-presented history of Uluru, the major centre of Aboriginal dreaming tracks, Begins with the traditional lives of the Yankuntjatjara and Pitjantjatjara peoples, and traces the changes they experienced by European contact. Includes recent developments in land rights, including the much- publicised land claim of the late 1970s.' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies , 1986
    pg. 5-10
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 187-189
    Note: Accompanying black and white photograph on p188.
Last amended 28 Jun 2007 12:33:14
  • Uluru, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
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