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Author Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-2018.

Title The two rainbow serpents travelling : mura track narratives from the Corner Country / Luise Hercus, Jeremy Beckett.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Aboriginal history monograph series ; 18
Aboriginal history monographs ; 18.
Contents 1. Introduction -- Mura stories as cultural links -- General ceremonies gradually reiplacing the mura -- Survival of the mura stories -- The storytellers and their country -- The Ngatyi in the mythology of the Corner Country -- 2. The two rainbow serpents: original texts -- George Dutton's version -- Alf Barlow's version -- Walter Newton's version -- Comment / Hannah Quayle -- Comments / Cecil Ebsworth -- 3. Geographical names in the Two Ngatyi stories -- Introduction -- Discussion of the Placenames -- Territorial conclusions from the study of the placenames.
Summary "The 'Corner Country', where Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales now converge, was in Aboriginal tradition crisscrossed by the tracks of the mura, ancestral beings, who named the country as they travelled, linking place to language. Reproduced here is the story of the two Ngatyi, Rainbow Serpents, who travelled from the Paroo to the Flinders Ranges and back as far as Yancannia Creek, where their deep underground channels linked them back to the Paroo. Jeremy Beckett recorded these stories from George Dutton and Alf Barlow in 1957. Luise Hercus, who has worked on the languages in the area for many years, has collaborated with Jeremy Beckett to analyse the names and identify the places."--Publisher's description.
Subject Rainbow serpent.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.
Religion and beliefs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst00794556
Rainbow serpent. (OCoLC)fst01089527
Social Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Beckett, Jeremy, 1931-
Added Title Mura track narratives from the Corner Country
ISBN 9781921536939 (electronic bk.)
1921536934 (electronic bk.)
9781921536922 (print version)
1921536926 (print version)
Standard No. AU@ 000044462113
AU@ 000058392176
AU@ 000060581165
GBVCP 865744491

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