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Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 The Wishing Crab
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    y The Legends of Moonie Jarl Olga Miller (illustrator), Wilf Reeves , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1964 Z926080 1964 selected work children's fiction Indigenous story children's

    'The Legends of Moonie Jarl is a collection of twelve traditional stories of the Butchulla/Badtjala people from Fraser Island and the adjacent mainland around Hervey Bay in Queensland. The Moonie Jarl of the title refers to the Butchulla/Badtjala elder responsible for passing traditional knowledge through generations of those people. Each story in this collection is incorporated into one of nine story-maps, supported by explanatory keys opposite each full-page illustration.' (Source: Juilet O'Conor, 'The Legends of Moonie Jarl : Our First Indigenous Children's Book,' La Trobe Journal :79 (2007): 66-81.)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1964
    pg. 38-42
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