AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Kura selected work   autobiography   prose   oral history   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Kura
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Kura is the first of a series of books of yarns told by our Nyungar Elders throughout the South West region of Western Australia. The story of William Thomas Bennell a Nyungar Elder from the Brookton area tells more than the story of one man's life and how it relates to the past, present, and future.' (Source: Preface)


  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my father and mother Don and Sylvia Collard who supported me through many of the personal decisions I had to make while preparing the following information. Special thanks to Aunty Jean and Uncle Fred. Also many thanks to Sandy, Alan, John, Stella, Adrian, Linda and Steve, for their support and help. Last but not least, to Albert and Family for being there when needed.
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Bunbury, Bunbury area, Bunbury - Capel - Collie area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,:Noongar Language and Culture Centre , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Waakal, Tom Bennell , 1991 single work prose dreaming story (p. 3-7)
Oral History, Tom Bennell , Glenys Collard (interviewer), 1991 single work oral history (p. 23-27)
The Balyit, Tom Bennell , 1991 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 30-35)
Waakal, Tom Bennell , 1991 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 36-40)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 12 Apr 2017 11:28:59