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Australian Legendary Tales: Oongnairwah and Guinarey

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, 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. “Oongnairwah and Guinarey” is one of numerous Australian legends collected by Catherine Parker narrating about the mysterious red place called Goomade that even in the present time stays red. It is a legend of two greedy creatures, the diver, and the eagle hawk, which told all the pelicans, black swans, cranes, and many others, that they would take their net to the creek and catch some fish.

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