Aboriginal Fables & Legendary Tales
Author: A.W. Reed
First published: 1965
Format: Paperback 137 pages
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How did the porcupine get his spikes? How was the Murray River made? Filled with mythical half human, half animal beings such as the Rainbow Snake and the woman who changed into a kangaroo, this extraordinary collection of legends and fables explains how the animals and birds appeared in Australia, and how the lakes, rivers and mountains were made.
Gathered from all over Australia, these legends have been passed down through the tribes for thousands of years. Here they are re-told for a new generation of readers.
Aboriginal - Fables & Legendary Tales is a magical introduction to the world of Aboriginal folklore and the Dreamtime, for all those interested in Australia's colourful history.