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Before animals, birds, reptiles, and insects came to Australia they occupied many of the islands that existed in the ocean Kar ra mia, a place of the beginning of day. This story tells of the Teddy bear tribe who were wise and intelligent.
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Originally written in the 1920s by David Unaipon. The original work was edited by W. Ramsay Smith and published in 1930 credited to W. Ramsay Smith as Myths & Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, without acknowledgement of Unaipon's authorship. Shoemaker and Muecke republished it in 2001 under Unaipon's name and original title.
AustLit uses the original Unaipon title as the main title showing Ramsay Smith's title as an alternative title on those editions published prior to the restitution edition.