Cover image courtesy of publisher.
y Why Brolga Has Only Two Chicks single work   short story   Indigenous story  
Note: Retold by Alex Barlow
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Why Brolga Has Only Two Chicks
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'Why Brolga Has Only Two Chicks' is from the Wik-Munkan, on of the Aboriginal groups who live on the west side of Cape York Peninsula in Northern Queensland. The brolga and the emu are two of the Wik-mumkan's ancestral spirits.' (Back cover)


  • 'This retelling is an adaptation of a story originally recorded by Ursula McConnel. It appears in her Myths of the Munkan, Melbourne University Press, 1957'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan Education Australia , 2014 .
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Edition info: 3rd ed.
      ISBN: 9781458646873 (pbk)
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