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y separately published work icon Tri Pikinini single work   short story   children's  
Alternative title: Three Pikininis; Tri Pikinini : Three Pikininis
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Tri Pikinini
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'A long time ago there were three children named Uzo,Philco and Akaline.'

'Every day at a certain time the boys always went to the other side of the island to look for some food to make themselves fat.'

'One day those three boys went to look for food, but they found Grandmother Dogai sitting underneath a Wongai tree (the Dogai is a supernatural being, a sort of witch, and the Wongai tree is an impotant source of fruit in season). (Abstract)

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Language: Aboriginal Kriol Included in AIATSIS, but with no ref. number , English
Text in Torres Strait Creole and English.
Last amended 25 Jun 2018 13:25:21
  • Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
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