Collected from various tribes by Mrs K. Langloh Parker, with introduction by Andrew Lang.
Illustrations by a Native Artist.
'Some of the Blacks who have helped to build up this series belong to the Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Narran, Culgoa and Castlereagh Rivers, the Braidwood, Yass, Narrabri, and other districts of New South Wales; to the Balonne, Maranoa, Condamine, Barcoo, Mulligan Rivers, and the Gulf country in Queensland' (Preface).
Dedication: Dedicated to the Euahlayi-Speaking People, in Grateful Recognition of their Ever-Willing Assistance in my Folk-Lore Quest.
Epigraph: 'And he told me in a vision of the night:
There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays,
And every one of them is right!'