The Gherawhar (Goanna) single work   prose   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 The Gherawhar (Goanna)
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'This is a story belonging to the Murrumbidgee River tribe, and they associate this locality as the first settled home of the Gherawhar (Goanna...) after leaving their temporary home at Shoalhaven, and other parts of Australia. When they occupied this country there was no flowing Murrumbidgee River. The only river then was the... which was formed by the ancient Pendie, a fish commonly called the Murray Cod.' (David Unaipon, 1924-25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon , 1924-1925 6043804 1924 single work prose Indigenous story

    This manuscript contains the original works of David Unaipon's Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines.


    titled as: The Gherawhar (Goanna)

    This loose leaf section is numbered 7:1-17.

  • Appears in:
    y Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals Alice Bolingbroke Woodward (illustrator), W. Ramsay Smith , David Unaipon , London : Harrap , 1930 6080162 1930 selected work prose dreaming story

    This 1930s publication describes the legends of the Australian Aborigines located in the southeast corner of Australia near the Murray River. It covers a range of narratives from the creation stories to those of witchcraft, and explanations of landmarks. (Source: Preface).

    London : Harrap , 1930
    pg. 78-91
    Note: With titles: The Lazy Goannas and What Happened to Them and How the Selfish Goannas lost their Wives
  • Appears in:
    y Legendary Tales of the Australian Aborigines David Unaipon , Z900600 2001 selected work prose dreaming story (taught in 1 units) Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2001 pg. 42-52
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