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Stone Axe Of Burkamukk

Mary Grant Bruce

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Genres:

History

Description:

Mary Grant Bruce was an Australian children's writer who spent one year collecting Aboriginal stories in Gippsland - a part of Victoria which it is thought had a dense population of the early Australians. Sadly, now there are no tribal people living, though their descendants are still around. This book contains 13 stories of the Gunaikurnai people, as told by their elders to the author. From the preface: Year by year the old black tribes are dying out, and many of their legends and beliefs are dying with them. These legends deal with the world as the blacks knew it; with the Bush animals and birds; the powers of storm, flood, fire, thunder, and magic, and the beings who they thought controlled these powers; with the sun, moon and stars; and with the life and death of men and women. The folktales of a people are the story of its soul, and it would be a pity if the native races of our country were to vanish altogether before we had collected enough of their legends to let their successors know what manner of people lived in Australia for thousands of years before the white man came. (From the Preface by Mary Grant Bruce with a little help from annise)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:34