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  • Title
    'Legendary Tales of Australian Aborigines' by David Unaipon, 1924-1925
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  • Physical Description
    0.08 metres of textual material (2 volumes) - manuscript, typescript, and printed
    1 photograph

    David Unaipon was the first Australian Aboriginal writer to have a book published in Australia. Hungarrda was published in 1927 followed by Kinnie Ger - the Native Cat in 1928 and his main work, Native Legends, in 1929. A collection of his legends was published, without acknowlegement, by W. Ramsay Smith as Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals in 1930. (Reference - Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol.12).
  • Scope and Content
    Volume 1
    Manuscript of 'Legendary Tales of Australian Aborigines' by David Unaipon, 1924-1925
    Includes a photographic portrait of David Unaipon opposite the title page.

    Volume 2
    Typescript of 'Legendary Tales of Australian Aborigines' by David Unaipon, 1924-1925
  • Source
    Acquired with the Publishing Archive of Angus & Robertson in 1933.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: Ms Judy Kropinyieri
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: On behalf of Ms Judy Kropinyieri, the State Library of New South Wales is authorised to approve copying for reference purposes and publication of the material in this collection
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Ms Judy Kropinyieri
  • General note

    For further reference: David Unaipon. Legendary Tales of Australian Aborigines / edited by Stephen Muecke and Adam Shoemaker. Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001.
    The two volumes A 1929 - A 1930 were copied onto preservation microfilm, Nov. 1987.
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