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Australian Legendary Tales: Goomblegubbon, Beeargah, and Ouyan

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction

Catherine "Katie" Langloh Parker (1 May 1856 – 27 March 1940) was born at Australia and lived in New South Wales. She is well-known for recording the folk stories of the Aboriginal people. Her collection was one of the first attempts of researching Aboriginal people's folk, beliefs and short stories of north-west New South Wales. She is best known by her books such an “Australian Legendary Tales”, “Tales of the Dreamtime”, “Wise Women of the Dreamtime” and other. “Goomblegubbon, Beeargah, and Ouyan” is one of numerous Australian legends collected by Catherine Parker narrating about lazy Goomblegubbon who was asked to lend his dayoorl stone in order to make durrie. He didn't wish to lend it but two wives of Goomblegubbon offered him to make some water bags of opossum skins and fill them with water. Read the story till the end and know how he would regret about it.

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