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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 The Earthquake and Halley's Comet : Two Jiwarli Texts
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In May 1985 Peter Austin recorded two oral histories of Jack Butler in the Jiwarli language. The transcription and translation of these Jiwarli texts are Butler's eyewitness accounts of two natural occurrence events that took place when he was a child. The first event he described was an earthquake that occurred in 1906, the other event he eyewitnessed was the appearance of Halley's comet in 1910.


  • Includes tribute to Jack Butler: 'This paper is a tribute to his collaboration in the recording of Jiwarli language and culture.'

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First known date: 1986
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Aboriginal History vol. 10 no. 2 1986 Z1607156 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 79-88
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