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The Dingo Story single work   prose   dreaming story   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 The Dingo Story
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This story was told when the people were as one with nature, when the whole land was a sanctuary and one only killed for food. In those days the koalas would sit in trees and the people would walk up and lift them out.

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    y separately published work icon Uncle Willie Mackenzie's Legends of the Goundirs Sylvia Cairns , Willie Mackenzie , Queensland : Jacaranda Press , 1967 Z836793 1967 selected work prose children's dreaming story

    '...As was custom of the Aborigines it was my Grandfather who had taught the legends and lore of the tribe to my uncle Willie Mackenzie. Uncle Willie Mackenzie was the son of Grandfather's sister and Grandfather was therefore his uncle. It was always the uncles who taught the children as soon as they became twelve years old.'

    'Thus it was that Uncle Willie Mackenzie, who is the last surviving member of the tribe, taught me the legends which you will read in this book...' (Introduction)

    Queensland : Jacaranda Press , 1967
    pg. 7-10
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