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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara
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'Collection of stories representing written versions of legends handed down by the oral tradition of Aboriginal storytellers from the Riverina of NSW and Victoria, coastal regions and other parts of Australia. The collection is compiled by the late Janet Matthews whose work with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies spans over 30 years. Includes a bibliography, glossary of Aboriginal words and an index.' (Source: TROVE)

Notes

  • For my son, Robert
  • Contents selectively indexed.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Aboriginal Spirit of Life : This Does Not Die, Iris Williams , 1994 single work autobiography (p. iv)
Bida Ngulu and His Son, Jimmie Barker , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 4-6)
The Sacred Fires of the Murawari, Jimmie Barker , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 6-7)
Baiami and His Spirit Dogs, Jimmie Barker , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 7-9)
Baiami at Brewarrina, 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 10)
The Arrival of the Dharawal, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 10-12)
How Lake Boolaboolka was Formed, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 12-13)
The Birth of the Murray River, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 13-16)
The Muda of the Wangkumara, Lorna Rose Dixon , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 16-17)
The Opal That Turned into Fire, Lorna Rose Dixon , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 18)
How the Kamilaroi Obtained Water, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 19)
Gurangatch, of the Gandangara, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 20-22)
Dyillagamberra, the Rainmaker, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 28-30)
Why Fish Inhabit the Water, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 30-31)
Wilkuda and the Kangaroo, Lake Eyre, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 31-32)
The White Topped Rocks Near Cape Chatham, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 32)
The Rocks of Mount Johnson, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 33)
Mirri the Dog, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 33-34)
Why the Owl Has Big Eyes, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 34-35)
How the Wongaibon Obtained Fire, R. H. Mathews , 1994 single work prose dreaming story (p. 36-37)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1994 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 180p.
      Description: col. illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Fourteen pages of coloured photos and a two-page map of Indigenous languages in New South Wales.
      • Includes author's note.
      • Includes index.
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 1875641130

Works about this Work

Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 39 no. 1 1995; (p. 32)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography
Spirit of Land, Life and Culture 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 March no. 72 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography
The Opal That Turned Into Fire is a collection of stories that captures the timeless quality of the oral tradition as handed down by Aboriginal storytellers from the Riverina of New South Wales and Victoria, coastal regions and other parts of Australia.
Aboriginality from the Dreamtime to Our Time John Bryant , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 1994; (p. C11)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography ; Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories : Yimikirli : Newly Recorded Sayings from Aboriginal Elders of Central Australia 1994 anthology short story prose
Stars in Ancient Skies Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 May 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography ; Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories : Yimikirli : Newly Recorded Sayings from Aboriginal Elders of Central Australia 1994 anthology short story prose
Spirit of Land, Life and Culture 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 March no. 72 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography
The Opal That Turned Into Fire is a collection of stories that captures the timeless quality of the oral tradition as handed down by Aboriginal storytellers from the Riverina of New South Wales and Victoria, coastal regions and other parts of Australia.
Stars in Ancient Skies Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 May 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography ; Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories : Yimikirli : Newly Recorded Sayings from Aboriginal Elders of Central Australia 1994 anthology short story prose
Aboriginality from the Dreamtime to Our Time John Bryant , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 1994; (p. C11)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography ; Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories : Yimikirli : Newly Recorded Sayings from Aboriginal Elders of Central Australia 1994 anthology short story prose
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 39 no. 1 1995; (p. 32)

— Review of The Opal that Turned into Fire and Other Stories from the Wangkumara 1994 anthology prose autobiography
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