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y separately published work icon How Kaaloo Set the Waters Flowing single work   short story   Indigenous story  
Note: Retold by Alex Barlow
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 How Kaaloo Set the Waters Flowing
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'How the Kaaloo Set the Waters Flowing is an Aboriginal legend. It tells of how, back in the days of the great ancestor spirits, Kaaloo, the tiny snow-white rat, set the waters free to flow in the land of the Gulngai people, in the Tully area south of Cairns in Queensland.' (Back cover)


  • 'Story is based on three creation stories in Girroo Gurell: The first surveyor and other aboriginal legends by G.J. Henry'. The stories relate to the Tully area which is south of Cairns in North Queensland.

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  • Tully, Tully area, Cardwell - Tully - Innisfail area, Ingham - Cairns area, Queensland,
  • North Queensland, Queensland,
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