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Author Poignant, Roslyn, author

Title Oceanic mythology : the myths of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia / Roslyn Poignant
Published London : Hamlyn, 1967
London : Paul Hamlyn, [1967]


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Description 141 pages : illustrations (some coloured), map, portraits (some coloured) ; 29 cm
Contents Polynesia -- Micronesia -- Melanesia -- Australia
Summary p.110-137; Myths and details of illustrations image of the spirit of the long grass, Morkulkualuan (Katherine), Djanggawul, Kunapipi (commenting on womens part in ceremony), the snake (Wollonga (Warramunga); Ayers Rock (Pitjantatjara); Wadi Gudjara (Western Desert), the Hard Yam woman & the Arrowroot man (Wikmunkan); Sivri the seagull (Mabuiag & Cape York); sky heroes of the south-east (Wotjobaluk); other myths - How Gidja the moon made a woman (Bloomfield R.); the whale and the starfish (Lake Illawarra); the Muramura (Dieri); the allpowerful fathers of the Aranda; the Mamandabari of the Walbiri; the Wondjina (Kimberley); the Lightning Brothers (Wardaman); Kunmanggur & Tjinimin the bat (Murinbata); the Great mother, the Rainbow Snake, the Wawalag Sisters, Jurawadbad the snake man, why men die, moon bone cycle (Arnhem Land); Extensively illustrated
Analysis Australian
Oceania - Religion
Notes Includes index and bibliography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 138) and index
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Copy 3 - donation from ATSIC Library
Subject Art -- Oceania.
Art, Melanesian.
Art, Micronesian.
Art, Polynesian.
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian.
Mythology, Melanesian.
Mythology, Micronesian.
Mythology, Oceanian.
Mythology, Pacific Island.
Mythology, Polynesian.
Genre/Form Sound recordings.
LC no. 68076167
ISBN 0600023729 (hardback)
9780600023722 (hardback)
Other Titles Oceanic mythology : Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia