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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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Australian Aboriginal writing and illustration

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 510 words.

The first appearance in print of Aboriginal legends was when they were recorded and transcribed or retold by European Australians in the 19th cent. One of the earliest was K. Langloh...

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bunyip

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 76 words.

A mysterious and ill-defined creature of Australian legend, traditionally regarded as a man-eating swamp-dweller, but in children’s books usually treated more humorously. Judith Whitlock...

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Our Island Story (c.1910)

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 82 words.

By H. E. *Marshall, illustrated by A. S. Forrest. A collection of stories from history, told to two Australian children. The book includes ‘stories which wise people say are only...

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