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Koob-borr, the Koala single work   prose   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1938... 1938 Koob-borr, the Koala
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    y separately published work icon The Land of Byamee : Australian Wild Life in Legend and Fact Keith C. McKeown , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1938 Z1544905 1938 selected work prose essay Indigenous story

    'The nature legends retold in this book are genuine products of the aboriginal [sic] mind. The presentation of the animal legends of the aborigines [sic], together with the facts, as at present known, regarding the lives and habits of their heroes and heroines, has not been attempted before.' (Dust jacket)

    McKeown explains in the 'Preface' (pp.[xi]-xiv) that many of the tales in this volume come from the 'Wiradjurie of western New South Wales'. He blends retellings of dreaming stories with explanations of their context and photographs of Indigenous people and Australian animals.

    The Land of Byamee
    Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1938
    pg. 38-49
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