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Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 The Unwritten Song
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* Contents derived from the London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Jonathan Cape , 1969 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Recited Before Going to the Beachi"The wind has calmed down.", 1969 single work poetry (p. 241)
Hunter's Chant Sung While Spearing Turtlesi"Glowing like the sacred blood you appear.", 1969 single work poetry (p. 241)
A Triptych on the Dugongi"At Narel the dugong has stopped.", 1969 single work poetry (p. 242)
Song of a Widow for Her Dead Husbandi""Why do you keep coming here every day to my grave?"", 1969 single work poetry (p. 242-243)
From the Sacred Dulngulg Cyclei"The day breaks-the first rays of the rising Sun, stretching her arms.", 1969 single work poetry (p. 243)
Traditional Songi"Waves coming up; high waves coming up against the rocks,", 1969 single work poetry (p. 244)
Song of a Woman Crying for the Dead Baby Son of Her Daughteri"The fire is burning at birginbirgin, and Gamarala, and Nuga,", 1969 single work poetry (p. 244)
Song of Departure and Farewelli"The sail at the mast head dips from side to side,", 1969 single work poetry (p. 245)
The Gidgid Birdi"The white gidgid bird is hunting fish.", 1969 single work poetry (p. 245)
The Narba Birdi"The narba bird flies crying (its eggs and young!),", 1969 single work poetry (p. 245)
From the Goulburn Island Love Cyclei"The tongues of the Lightning Snakes flicker and twist, one to the", 1969 single work poetry (p. 246)
Wonguri - Mandjigai Song : Song Cycle of the Moon-Bonei"The people are making a camp of branches in that country at Arnhem Bay:", Wonguri-Mandjigai People , 1948 poetry Indigenous story Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone (p. 246-254)
Native Cat Songsi"The great beam of the Milky Way", 1969 single work poetry (p. 254-255)
Sacred Song of the Avocet Culti"The avocets are coming,", 1969 single work poetry (p. 256-257)
Song of the Progenitor-Hero Anakotarinjai"Red is the down which is covering me;", Anonymous (fl. 1986) , Aranda Tribe , T. G. H. Strehlow (translator), 1944 single work poetry The Song of Ankotarinja (p. 257-258)
Sacred Song of the Jackaroo Culti"The jackaroo, the jackaroo", 1969 single work poetry (p. 258-259)
Song: The Railway Traini"You see the smoke at Kapunda", Narranyeri People , George Taplin , 1969 single work poetry (p. 260)
Umbara's Songi"Galaga binya buninga ngali", Umbara , 1905 single work poetry (p. 260)
Wenberri's Songi"We go all the bones to all of them", 1969 single work poetry (p. 261)

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