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Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 How Fire Was Brought to Torres Strait
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Notes

  • Story from Mabuiag (Jervis Island).
  • This myth was also told by Lizzie Nawia and Alfred Aniba each version is slightly different.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Myths and Legends of Torres Strait Margaret Lawrie , Margaret Lawrie (translator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 Z416296 1970 anthology prose Indigenous story

    The stories in this collection were obtained at thirteen islands, within the archipelago of the Torres Strait, between Cape York, the northern point of Queensland, and the south coast of Papua New Guinea. The Islanders, despite nearly a century of continuous and increasing contact with European ways and thought, have been able to retain unbroken links with their past. It is these people, who over a period of four years, made a conscious effort to pass on to the general reader, whether they live in Torres Strait or elsewhere, part of their heritage which is embodied in legend and myth. (Source: Introduction by Margaret Lawrie)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970
    pg. 83-84
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tales from Torres Strait Margaret Lawrie , Margaret Lawrie (translator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1972 Z1220908 1972 anthology prose Indigenous story children's This book, with illustrations by Island artists, is a selection from Myths and Legends of Torres Strait, chosen by Margaret Lawrie as of special interest to the young, and in the hope that for children everywhere it will help present an accurate picture of the culture of Torres Strait Islanders, and for the Island children themselves that it will foster a pride in their own identity. (Source: Back cover) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1972

Works about this Work

Learning from Legends with Lizardly Love Paul Sherman , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 57 no. 8 2011; (p. 7)
Learning from Legends with Lizardly Love Paul Sherman , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 57 no. 8 2011; (p. 7)
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