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The dawn of time : Australian Aboriginal myths in paintings / by Ainslie Roberts with text by Charles P. Mountford. (1969)

Authors: Roberts, Ainslie, 1911-1993., Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976.
Publisher:Adelaide : Rigby,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 99 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 87 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Roberts, Ainslie, 1911-1993.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 79 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 25 cm.
Series:
  • Dreamtime series.
  • Dreamtime series.
Summary:
  • 32 myths about Spencers Gulf, River Murray, Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ranges, Groote Eylandt, Melville Island, Encounter Bay, Ayers Rock, touching on numerous subjects.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The First sunrise
  • The Creation of Spencer Gulf
  • the Whispering blue birds
  • Nurunderi's fishing net
  • The Two sisters
  • Wildu and the North Wind
  • The Cave of fire
  • the Night-dwelling spirits
  • Pininyawari, the queen fish
  • The Hunters of Morowie
  • Oldanami, the little mother
  • The Ice maidens
  • Kondole the Whale
  • The fire tree
  • The First Black Swans
  • The Fighting cloud-women
  • The Morning star and his sons
  • The Echidna and the Robin
  • The Theft of fire
  • The Ninauis
  • The Black Kangaroo
  • Japara, the Moon-man
  • Wamili and the Waratah
  • The Waters of windulka
  • Kulpunya of Ayers Rock
  • Gecko, the Rain-maker
  • The Salt Lakes of Kiti
  • The Birth of the sun
  • Brolga, the Dancing Girl
  • The Bunyip
  • The Call of Tukumbini
  • Yurlungur and the Wawalik sisters.
  • More...
  • More...
Notes:
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other Form:
  • Online version Roberts, Ainslie. Dawn of time. [Adelaide, Rigby [1969]
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0851793045
Dewey Number:
  • 759.994
  • 398.2/​0994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 32469
  • 32469
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia
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