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Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 Beizam
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Notes

  • Includes Meriam song composed by Tapim Bennyfather.
  • This myth belongs to the island of Dauar.

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. 321
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