The Resource Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends, [G.J. Henry]

Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends, [G.J. Henry]

Label
Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends
Title
Girroo Gurrll
Title remainder
the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends
Statement of responsibility
[G.J. Henry]
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Legends about animals & nature; Stories about white men, wooden letters, beings from spirit world; General information about tribal life and customs (avoidance relationships, initiation & cicatrization, tribal gatherings & wars, types of food, weaving nets); Superstitions; Names of types of food & recipes; Signs & omens; Burial rites; Vocabulary (180 words); Mullenbutta and Koorkimbutta tribes - Tully, Davidson Creek, Murray River, North Queensland; Map shows place names, etc. given by Girroo Gurrll, and location of tribes
Cataloging source
WLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, G. J.
Dewey number
398.2089991509436
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Aboriginal Australians
Label
Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends, [G.J. Henry]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Girroo Gurrll -- How the water came to the Tully area -- The water diggers -- The beginning of the Tully Falls -- Fire from Walgooney the Taipan -- The first rainbow -- Joa Joa and the dilla seed -- The leap of the Barramundi -- Where the cyclones were made -- The moon and the grass -- Winter magic -- The hunters and the rainbow -- The moon falls down -- Goon-doy-ee -- Boori Plain -- Marngull the Nankeen Night Heron -- The visit of the first white man -- The killing of the white man -- Polly's tree -- The first crocodile -- The boy who knew too much -- Wooden Letters -- Beings of the spirit world -- My youth with the tribe -- Tribal superstitions -- Names and recipes -- Green ants for food -- Signs and omens -- Kookaburra - Rallungoorah, Kookumbull or Goonguggah -- The last rites -- Aboriginal words and their meaning -- Location map of the Mullenbutta and Koorkubbutta tribes
Control code
000003916648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
77 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 is a donation from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits.
System control number
(OCoLC)15076967
Label
Girroo Gurrll : the first surveyor, and other Aboriginal legends, [G.J. Henry]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Girroo Gurrll -- How the water came to the Tully area -- The water diggers -- The beginning of the Tully Falls -- Fire from Walgooney the Taipan -- The first rainbow -- Joa Joa and the dilla seed -- The leap of the Barramundi -- Where the cyclones were made -- The moon and the grass -- Winter magic -- The hunters and the rainbow -- The moon falls down -- Goon-doy-ee -- Boori Plain -- Marngull the Nankeen Night Heron -- The visit of the first white man -- The killing of the white man -- Polly's tree -- The first crocodile -- The boy who knew too much -- Wooden Letters -- Beings of the spirit world -- My youth with the tribe -- Tribal superstitions -- Names and recipes -- Green ants for food -- Signs and omens -- Kookaburra - Rallungoorah, Kookumbull or Goonguggah -- The last rites -- Aboriginal words and their meaning -- Location map of the Mullenbutta and Koorkubbutta tribes
Control code
000003916648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
77 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 is a donation from the Tom Austen Brown collection.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map, portraits.
System control number
(OCoLC)15076967

Library Locations

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