Why the Playpus is Special single work   prose   children's   dreaming story   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Why the Playpus is Special
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  • Author's note: Traditional Aboriginal people from all parts of Australia regarded the playpus as very special. It was taboo, and therefore not hunted for food as most of the animals were. This Dreamtime legend explains why. It comes from the folklore of the Wiradjuri people, who lived in traditional times in the area now known as central New South Wales.

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