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Australian Legend

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1958, 2nd edn 1966 and illustrated edn 1978),

is an influential account of the Australian national mystique, its origins and development, by Russel Ward. Ward's analysis of the...

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bunyip

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

Monster of Aboriginal legend, supposed to haunt waterholes; any freak or impostor [Ab.] 1848 W. Westgarth Australia Felix 391: Certain

Yowie

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 321 words.

1 Supposed Australian counterpart to the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, sometimes connected with Aboriginal legend: described as a hairy creature