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Ngarla-Yudjudjangarrambangarramba single work   oral history   Indigenous story  
Date: 1990
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Ngarla-Yudjudjangarrambangarramba
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The story of an old woman cannibal who, using her two beautiful daughters, lures young men into her camp then kills them and eats them. However, the last two men remaining realise what she is doing and hatch a successful plan to outwit her.


  • Includes annotations by Francesca Merlan.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Big River Country : Stories from Elsey Station Francesca Merlan , Alice Springs : IAD Press , 1996 Z1371539 1996 anthology single work biography oral history extract life story Indigenous story

    'Elsey Station has long been famous as the setting for We of the Never-Never, Jeannie Gunn's Australian classic of pioneering outback life. In Big River Country, the Elsey is revealed through the words of the country's original inhabitants, the Mangarrayi and Yangman people of the Roper River area...' (Source: back cover)

    Alice Springs : IAD Press , 1996
    pg. 3-14
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